French: Hirondelle à collier German: Weißbrauen-Uferschwalbe Spanish: Avión cinchado
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Five subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
N. c. erlangeri
(Reichenow, 1905) – Ethiopia.
N. c. suahelica
(van Someren, 1922) – S South Sudan, E & SE DRCongo, Uganda, W Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, NW & S Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, N Zimbabwe and W Mozambique.
N. c. parvula
(Amadon, 1954) – N Angola (N Bengo E to Lunda Norte), SW DRCongo and NW Zambia, possibly also S Gabon and S Congo; migrates N at least to N Cameroon.
N. c. xerica
(Clancey & Irwin, 1966) – W & S Angola (Cabinda, and S Bengo and Luanda E to S Lunda Sul and Moxico and S to Huíla), N Namibia and N Botswana, possibly also NW Zimbabwe.
N. c. cincta
(Boddaert, 1783) – S Zimbabwe, SE Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland; migrates N at least to Angola and DRCongo.
17 cm; 19–30 g. Has blackish lores and line through eye, white stripe from base of bill to above eye; crown and upperparts, including wings and tail, dark brown, tail... read more
Song is a squeaky warbling, sometimes ending in a trill; also a louder chattering and short calls... read more
Open country, such as grassland, savanna, cultivation, often near water. Up to 3000 m. Roosts in... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes beetles (Coleoptera), moths and their caterpillars (Lepidoptera), flies (Diptera), mantids (Mantodea), lacewings (Neuroptera... read more
May–Aug in Ethiopia, Feb–Jun and Aug–Sept in E Africa, Jul in DRCongo, mostly Nov–Dec in Angola, and Aug, Oct and... read more
Mainly resident, with some poorly known local movements; S populations migratory. Post-breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon and local; locally common in parts of E Africa and frequent in Ethiopia; widespread in grasslands of Swaziland and S Africa, where... read more
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