Greater Striped Swallow

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.

Getting closer and closer …

(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 ….