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Old Saturday 10th July 2004, 00:47   #1
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Swallow in Nigeria

Another teaser

Lagos Aug 2003
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Orange(ish) throat, indication of chest-band, whitish belly & devided tail leaves three possibilities:

1) Barn Swallow
2) Red-chested Swallow
3) Ethiopian Swallow

I am leaning towards Ethiopian due to the relatively pale orange throat, however, this is very hard to judge from a photo (perhaps you noticed?). If you noted the colouration of the underside of the tail, the ID is rather easy. Similarly, if you noted the the exact shape of the dark chest-band. I am not aware of any records of Red-chested from Nigeria, but distribution comes close, so I wouldn't be surprised.

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Orange(ish) throat, indication of chest-band, whitish belly & devided tail leaves three possibilities:

1) Barn Swallow
2) Red-chested Swallow
3) Ethiopian Swallow

I am leaning towards Ethiopian due to the relatively pale orange throat, however, this is very hard to judge from a photo (perhaps you noticed?). If you noted the colouration of the underside of the tail, the ID is rather easy. Similarly, if you noted the the exact shape of the dark chest-band. I am not aware of any records of Red-chested from Nigeria, but distribution comes close, so I wouldn't be surprised.

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Its an Ethiopian alright.
I'm giving the ID a rest for a couple of days now!
If you check carefully it may be possible to see red colouration at the front of its face.
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