Swifts, Swallows & Martins

Spinetails and Saw-wing

Bohm’s Spinetail
Black Saw-wing







I still need to see Mottled Spinetail, White-headed Saw-wing and Eastern Saw-wing.


African Palm Swift
Alpine Swift
Common Swift







African Black Swift
Bradfield’s Swift
Little Swift







Horus Swift
White-rumped Swift







I still need to see Scarce Swift, Mottled Swift and Pallid Swift



Brown-throated Martin
Banded Martin
Rock Martin








Common House Martin


I still need to see Sand Martin and Mascarene Martin







White-throated Swallow
Pearl-breasted Swallow
Barn Swallow








Wire-tailed Swallow
Greater Striped Swallow
Lesser Striped Swallow








Red-breasted Swallow
Mosque Swallow
Grey-rumped Swallow








South African Cliff Swallow








I have seen but not photographed Blue Swallow

I have yet to see Angola Swallow. Red-rumped Swallow I have seen in India but did not get a photo.


One thought on “Swifts, Swallows & Martins”

  1. I live in Stratford upon Avon and am fascinated by apus apus which arrive mid April for four to five months, nesting under the eaves in a house opposite me on the canal.

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