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Actual Scientific name : French name English name
Delichon urbica urbica Hirondelle de fenêtre  Common House Martin 
Hirundo abyssinica unitatis Hirondelle à gorge striée  Lesser Striped Swallow 
Hirundo albigularis ambigua Hirondelle à gorge blanche  White-throated Swallow 
Hirundo angolensis Hirondelle d'Angola  Angola Swallow 
Hirundo atrocaerulea Hirondelle bleue  Blue Swallow 
Hirundo cucullata Hirondelle d'Afrique  Greater Striped Swallow 
Hirundo daurica emini Hirondelle rousseline  Red-rumped Swallow 
Hirundo dimidiata marwitzi Hirondelle à gorge perlée  Pearl-breasted Swallow 
Hirundo fuligula rufigula Hirondelle de rochers à gorge rousse  Rock Martin 
Hirundo nigrita Hirondelle noire  White-throated Blue Swallow 
Hirundo nigrorufa Hirondelle rousse et noire  Black-and-rufous Swallow 
Hirundo rufigula Hirondelle de rochers à gorge fauve  Red-throated Cliff Swallow 
Hirundo rustica rustica Hirondelle de cheminée  Barn Swallow 
Hirundo semirufa semirufa Hirondelle à ventre roux  Red-breasted Swallow 
Hirundo senegalensis monteiri Hirondelle des mosquées  Mosque Swallow 
Hirundo smithii smithii Hirondelle à longs brins d'Afrique  Wire-tailed Swallow 
Hirundo spilodera Hirondelle de rochers sud-africaine  South African Cliff Swallow 
Psalidoprocne albiceps suffusa Hirondelle hérissée à tête blanche  White-headed Saw-wing 
Psalidoprocne pristoptera ruwenzorii Hirondelle hérissée bleue  Black Saw-wing 
Pseudohirundo griseopyga griseopyga Hirondelle à croupion gris  Grey-rumped Swallow 
Riparia cincta (suahelica & cincta) Hirondelle de rivage à front blanc  Banded Martin 
Riparia paludicola paludicola Hirondelle de rivage paludicole  Brown-throated Sand Martin 
Riparia riparia riparia Hirondelle de rivage d'Europe  Common Sand Martin 



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The vernacular names were collected in the field and in the colonial literature from the first part of the 20th century. The monks who established the first dictionaries were not necessarily informed naturalists. Therefore, errors must have been committed.

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