Family: Hirundinidae (swallows and martins)

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Species indigenous to southern Africa

Delichon urbicum (Common house-martin, House martin) 

Hirundo abyssinica (Lesser striped swallow) 

Hirundo albigularis (White-throated swallow) 

Hirundo angolensis (Angola swallow) 

Hirundo atrocaerulea (Blue swallow) 

Hirundo cucullata (Greater striped swallow) 

Hirundo daurica (Red-rumped swallow) 

Hirundo dimidiata (Pearl-breasted swallow) 

Hirundo fuligula (Rock martin) 

Hirundo rustica (Barn swallow, European swallow) 

Hirundo semirufa (Red-breasted swallow) 

Hirundo senegalensis (Mosque swallow) 

Hirundo smithii (Wire-tailed swallow) 

Hirundo spilodera (South African cliff-swallow) 

Phedina borbonica (Mascarene martin)

Psalidoprocne albiceps (White-headed saw-wing) 

Psalidoprocne holomelaena (Black saw-wing) 

Psalidoprocne orientalis (Eastern saw-wing) 

 

Pseudhirundo griseopyga (Grey-rumped swallow) 

 

Riparia cincta (Banded martin) 

Riparia paludicola (Brown-throated martin)

Riparia riparia (Sand martin) 

 
 

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