French: Hirondelle de forêt German: Bronzeschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina selvática
Lolodorf, southern Cameroon
SE Nigeria (Oban Hills), W Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Recently discovered in N Angola (Uíge Province), where status unknown#R.
11 cm. Plumage is almost entirely blackish-brown; crown black with blue gloss, chin and throat rusty brown; tail slightly forked. Distinguished from most Psalido... read more
Not very vocal; soft song; also a “wheet” uttered in flight and a “pitchri”. read more
Lowland forest; forages in open areas, clearings, and around villages.
Food and feeding
Details of diet not known. Feeds usually in pairs or small groups, sometimes with other swallows. Flight fast and fluttering, with frequent... read more
Poorly known. Eggs in Apr–Jun and young in Jan and Nov in Cameroon; immature in Jul in Gabon. Apparently solitary, but few records.... read more
Probably largely sedentary. Apparently an irregular migrant in Gabon; passage individuals recorded... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Cameroon and Gabon Lowlands EBA. Status unclear, as poorly known. Not uncommon in Cameroon; rare... read more
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