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Includes: Loanda Swift
13-15 cm. Blackish with a white patch on the chin and a white rump. Forked tail.
Sub-Saharan Africa. Patchily distributed in Central Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and from Uganda south to Burundi and Zaire. More widely distributed in the south (South Africa, Mozambique and Zambia).
Two subspecies recognized:
Forages aerially over over grassland, woodland and semi-desert.
It builds a flat nest of vegetation and hair, glued with saliva; it is situated at the end of a tunnel (generally excavated by another hole-nesting bird). One to four eggs are incubated for 28 days to hatching, and the fledging period is about 6 weeks.
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