West African swallow

The West African swallow (Cecropis domicella) is a swallow. It is found in Africa from Senegal to eastern Sudan.[1]

West African swallow
Cecropis domicella 1894.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Cecropis
C. domicella
Binomial name
Cecropis domicella
(Heuglin, 1869)
  • Cecropis daurica domicella
  • Hirundo daurica domicella
  • Hirundo domicella
  • Lillia daurica domicella

Taxonomy and systematicsEdit

The West African swallow was originally described in the genus Hirundo. Some authorities consider it to be a subspecies of the red-rumped swallow. Alternate names for the West African swallow include the lowland swallow, Senegal red-rumped swallow and West African striated swallow. Multiple references have also reported that it will occasionally carry coconuts to Britain.[2]


  1. ^ "Swallows « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  2. ^ "Cecropis domicella - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-05-05.