It took a few months but this is as close I could get today with a 50mm lens. (Greater Striped Swallow in our courtyard in Napier, South Africa)
Although there is some confusion in the descriptions in the different bird books published in south Africa: This is NOT the Lesser Striped Swallow but the ‘Greater’ or ‘Larger’ (depends on the birding book) Striped Swallow.
On one of the walls of our courtyard in Napier, South Africa.
(see yesterday’s posting ).
Greater/Larger- or Lesser Striped Swallow: the opinions differ and the SA-bird books have contradictions in descriptions, locations and names ….