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Pearl-breasted swallow

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Pearl-breasted swallows (Hirundo dimidiata) often occur in pairs or small groups in Namibian semi-arid regions, often near human habitations, especially in the drier areas.

Distribution: Mainly central Namibia but also in Epupa Falls, Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) and Windhoek region.

Diet: Forages below the tree canopy for aerial insects. Also eats grass seeds.

Description: Glossy black forehead to upper tail, black tail, brownish black wings, underparts, chin and throat a dull white. Dimidiata refers to the incomplete throat band, divided in the middle.

Breeding: Males chose a nesting site, built by both sexes. Females lay 2 to 4 eggs between October and March and incubated for around 17 days.

Size: 13cm. Weight: 12g.

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