Swallows and Martins in Uganda

Swallows and Martins in Uganda

April 4, 2022

The Swallows and Martins in Uganda belong to the Hirundinidae. This family is a group of passerines and one of their characteristics is their strong adaptation to feed in the air. They are slender with a streamlined body, short bills and long pointed wings. Their feed a designed to perch more than walking. Their front toes are partially joined to the base of the foot. There are 18 species of this Family that occur in Uganda of the 75 that live in the world.

Bank Swallow Riparia riparia

Plain Martin Riparia paludicola

Lesser Striped Swallow Cecropis abyssinica

Rufous-chested swallow Cecropis semirufa

Mosque Swallow Cecropis senegalensis

Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica

Grey-rumped Swallow Pseudhirundo griseopyga

Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Ethiopian Swallow Hirundo aethiopica

Common House-Martin Delichon urbica

White-headed Sawwing Psalidoprocne albiceps

Banded Martin Riparia cincta

Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii

White-throated Blue Swallow Hirundo nigrita

Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea

Angola Swallow Hirundo angolensis

Blue Sawwing Psalidoprocne pristoptera

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