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Greater Striped Swallow - collecting mud from a nearby water hole to make its nest
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Greater Striped Swallow - collecting mud from a nearby water hole to make its nest (Cecropis cucullata)

Location
Amakhala Game Reserve (33°34'16.8"S 26°07'24.5"E)
Date taken
31st Jan 2024
Scientific name
Cecropis cucullata
Staff member
Opus Editor
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Gosh Mark that's a wonderful close-up picture you've taken of this swallow; a species that we don't see coming in too often (in fact it's 7 years since the last one came in).

I've added the scientific name to your picture details, which provides a link to The Opus article. I wonder if you could fill in the Location and Date for when you saw the bird. This is so helpful to people when planning trips, if they have confirmation of where and when a species might be seen.

Great work finding him too - well done.
 
Gosh Mark that's a wonderful close-up picture you've taken of this swallow; a species that we don't see coming in too often (in fact it's 7 years since the last one came in).

I've added the scientific name to your picture details, which provides a link to The Opus article. I wonder if you could fill in the Location and Date for when you saw the bird. This is so helpful to people when planning trips, if they have confirmation of where and when a species might be seen.

Great work finding him too - well done.
Done - I have one other image that isn't essentially the same of it in flight. I can't work out how to post it as part of this thread. Is that possible?
 

Media information

Category
Africa
Added by
markdunton
Date added
View count
219
Comment count
5

Image metadata

Device
SONY ILCE-7M4
Aperture
ƒ/9
Focal length
840.0 mm
Exposure time
1/250 second(s)
ISO
640
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
DSC04366_DxO.jpg
File size
15.5 MB
Date taken
Wed, 31 January 2024 3:51 PM
Dimensions
7013px x 4672px

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