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SWAZILAND'S BIODIVERSITY: Swaziland's Bird Checklist - Hirundinidae - Swallows and martins

(To view distribution maps, click on the species name)

518.  European swallow (Hirundo rustica )
        Very common summer migrant in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

520.  Whitethroated swallow (Hirundo albigularis )
        Common breeding resident in the highveld and middleveld.
        (Malolotja)

521.  Blue swallow (Hirundo atrocaerulea )
        Rare breeding summer migrant in the highveld.
        (Malolotja)

522.  Wiretailed swallow (Hirundo smithii )
        Uncommon breeding resident in all regions.
        (Mlawula)

524.  Redbreasted swallow (Hirundo semirufa )
        Uncommon breeding summer migrant in the middleveld and lowveld.
        (Mlawula)

526.  Greater striped swallow (Hirundo cucullata )
        Common breeding summer migrant in the highveld and middleveld.
        (Malolotja)

527.  Lesser striped swallow (Hirundo abyssinica )
        Very common breeding summer migrant in the middleveld, lowveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

529.  Rock martin (Ptyonoprogne fuligula subsp. pretoriae)
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld and Lubombos.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

530.  House martin (Delichon urbica )
        Uncommon summer migrant in all regions.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

531.  Greyrumped swallow (Pseudhirundo griseopyga )
        Uncommon breeding resident in the highveld, middleveld and lowveld.
        (Malolotja, Mlawula)

532.  Sand martin (Riparia riparia )
        Rare summer migrant in all regions.
        (Malolotja)

533.  Brownthroated martin (Riparia paludicola )
        Uncommon breeding resident in all regions.

534.  Banded martin (Riparia cincta )
        Uncommon breeding summer migrant in the highveld.
        (Malolotja)

536.  Black sawwing swallow (Psalidoprocne holomelas )
        Common breeding resident in the highveld and middleveld.
        (Malolotja)



Families:



Struthioniformes
Struthionidae - Ostrich

Ciconiiformes
Podicipedidae - Grebes
Pelicanidae - Pelicans
Phalacrocoracidae - Cormorants
Anhingidae - Darters
Ardeidae - Herons, egrets, bitterns
Scopidae - Hamerkop
Ciconiidae - Storks
Plataleidae - Ibises and spoonbills
Phoenicopteridae - Flamingoes

Anseriformes
Anatidae - Ducks, geese, swans

Falconiformes
Sagittariidae - Secretarybird
Accipitridae - Eagles, hawks, buzzards, kites, vultures
Pandionidae - Osprey
Falconidae - Falcons and kestrels

Galliformes
Phasianidae - Francolins and quail
Numididae - Guineafowl

Turniciformes
Turnicidae - Buttonquails

Gruiformes
Gruidae - Cranes
Rallidae - Rails, crakes, moorhens, coots, etc.
Heliornithidae - Finfoots
Otididae - Bustards and korhaans

Charadriiformes
Jacanidae - Jacanas
Rostratulidae - Painted Snipe
Charardriidae - Plovers
Scolopacidae - Sandpipers, stints, snipes, etc.
Burhinidae - Dikkops
Glareolidae - Coursers and pratincoles
Laridae - Skuas, gulls, terns

Columbiformes
Columbidae - Pigeons and doves

Psittaciformes
Psittacidae - Parrots, cockatoos, etc.

Musophagiformes
Musophagidae - Louries

Cuculiformes
Cuculidae - Cuckoos and coucals

Strigiformes
Tytonidae - Barn and grass owls
Strigidae - Typical Owls
Caprimulgidae - Nightjars

Apodiformes
Apodidae - Swifts

Coliiformes
Coliidae - Mousebirds

Trogoniformes
Trogonidae - Trogons

Coraciiformes
Alcedinidae - Kingfishers
Meropidae - Bee-eaters
Coraciidae - Rollers

Upupiformes
Upupidae - Hoopoe
Rhinopomastidae - Scimitarbills
Phoeniculidae - Woodhoopoes

Bucerotiformes
Bucerotidae - Hornbills

Passeriformes
Lybiidae - Barbets

Piciformes
Indicatoridae - Honeyguides
Picidae - Woodpeckers

Passeriformes
Eurylaimidae - Broadbills
Alaudidae - Larks
Hirundinidae - Swallows and martins
Campephagidae - Cuckooshrikes
Dicruridae - Drongos
Threskiornithidae - Old-World Orioles
Corvidae - Crows and ravens
Paridae - Tits
Timaliidae - Babblers
Pycnonotidae - Bulbuls
Turdidae - Thrushes, chats, robins
Cisticolidae - Cisticolas
Sylviidae - Warblers, apalises, cisticolas, etc.
Muscicapidae - Flycatchers and batises
Motacillidae - Wagtails, pipits and longclaws
Laniidae - Shrikes
Malaconotidae - Bush shrikes
Sturnidae - Starlings and mynas
Buphagidae - Oxpeckers
Promeropidae - Sugarbirds
Nectariniidae - Sunbirds
Zosteropidae - White-eyes
Ploceidae - Sparrows, weavers, bishops, widows, queleas
Estrildidae - Waxbills, mannikins, twinspots, firefinches, etc.
Viduidae - Whydahs and widowfinches
Fringillidae - Canaries and buntings

Swaziland Bird Checklist




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