Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swallows :: Black Sawwing

Black Sawwing Psalidoprocne pristoptera

Described by: Rüppell (1836)
Alternate common name(s): Black Saw-wing, Black Roughwing Swallow, Blue Saw-wing, Blue Sawwing, Blue Roughwing Swallow, African Blue Saw-wing, Petit's Saw-wing, Petit's Sawwing, Petit's Roughwing Swallow, Petit's Saw-wing, Shari Sawwing, Shari Saw-wing, Western Saw-wing, Western Sawwing, Shari Roughwing Swallow, Brown Sawwing, Brown Roughwing Swallow, Brown Saw-wing, Blanford's Saw-wing, Blanford's Sawwing, Ethiopian Saw-wing, Ethiopian Sawwing, Ethiopian Roughwing Swallow, Kaffa Saw-wing, Kaffa Sawwing, Mangbettu Saw-wing, Mangbettu Sawwing, Mangbetu Saw-wing, Mangbetu Roughwing Swallow, Mangbetu Sawwing, Congo Saw-wing, Congo Sawwing, Eastern Saw-wing, Eastern Sawwing, Eastern Roughwing Swallow
Old scientific name(s): Psalidoprocne holomelaena, Psalidoprocne holomela


Amboseli National Park, Kenya - Jun 13, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Masai Mara, Kenya - Nov 16, 2007 © Brennan Mulrooney 
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E., c., and se. Africa;
Three populations;
(1) Se. Nigeria, sw. Cameroon, Gabon, and ex. nw. Angola (Cabinda) along the lower Congo River.
(2) Ex. ne. Nigeria, n. and c. Cameroon e. to the Central African Republic, w. Sudan, n. and c. Zaire.
(3) W. highlands of n. Ethiopia and Eritrea.
(4) Highlands of wc. Ethiopia.
(5) C. and s. Ethiopia.
(6) Sw. Ethiopia and se. Sudan.
(7) Ex. sw. Sudan s. to ex. ne. Zaire.
(8) E. Zaire and w. Uganda. Rwanda and Burundi?
(9) Sw. Gabon, Cabinda, c. Angola, s. Zaire and w. Zambia.
(10) Kenya, n. and c. Tanzania (Usambara Mountains).
(11) Se. Tanzania, Malawi, Malawi, ne. Zambia to e. Zimbabwe and c. Mozambique.
(12) S. Zimbabwe and s. Mozambique s. to e. and s. South Africa (e. Transvaal, Natal, s. and e. Cape Province).


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


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