French: Hirondelle du Congo German: Kongouferschwalbe Spanish: Avión del Congo
Other common names:
Manyanga, lower River Congo, DRCongo
R Congo and lower R Ubangi, on Congo–DRCongo border. Recorded also along R Sangha, in Congo, but status uncertain.
11 cm. Has grey-brown head and upperparts, dark brown wings and tail, tail almost square; upper breast light brown, rest of underparts white; underwing-coverts dark brown.... read more
Riverine, but also feeds over forest.
Food and feeding
Details of diet not known. Flight fast and fluttery, with rapid shallow wingbeats. Will feed with other swallows, especially R. riparia... read more
When river level low, exposing sand; breeds in Feb–Mar near Lukolela. Colonial; sometimes nests near Pseudhirundo griseopyga... read more
Probably resident, although some individuals caught near Mbandaka, in DRCongo, thought to be... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to abundant within its limited range, but few seen along R Ubangi. Recorded also along R Sangha, in PRCongo, but status there... read more
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