White-throated Blue Swallow

The White-throated Blue Swallow is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The White-throated Blue Swallow (Hirundo nigrita) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. It is found in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Hirundo nigrita. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007. More

White-throated Blue Swallow Hirundo nigrita were all seen well. Kenema Kenema is a large town and a good base to see a number of special birding areas including the Kambui Hills and has easy access to the Gola North Forest Reserve. It is not far from the Liberian border. Kambui Hills There is a well known White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus breeding colony in the Kambui Hills. More

species like the White-throated Blue Swallow nest in the dry season to avoid flooding in their riverbank nesting habitat. All swallows will defend their nests from egg predators, although solitary species are more aggressive towards predators than colonial species. Overall the contribution of male swallows towards parental care is the highest of any passerine bird. The eggs of swallows tend to be white, although those of some mud-nesters are speckled. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Hirundinidae
Genus : Hirundo
Species : nigrita
Authority : Gray, 1845