West African swallow
|West African swallow|
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.
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