Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swallows :: Greater Striped-Swallow

Greater Striped-Swallow Cecropis cucullata

Described by: Boddaert (1783)
Alternate common name(s): Greater Striped Swallow, Streaked Swallow, Large Stripe-breasted Swallow
Old scientific name(s): Hirundo cucullata


South Africa - Oct, 2001 © Harold Stiver  Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Jan 18, 2005 © Alan Manson  Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Jan 17, 2005 © Alan Manson 
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South Africa;
Two populations;
C. Namibia, se. Botswana, e. and c. Zimbabwe, sw. Mozambique s. to South Africa. Small isolated population in s. Angola.
Disperses n. to n. Angola, Zambia, s. Zaire, sw. Tanzania, and c. Kenya.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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