Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily NameRoberts NoStatusSize
Swift, White-rumpedApus caffer415Intra-African migrant14-15cm
Swift, White-rumped

Breeding summer visitor. Slim black swift, pale face, white throat and narrow white band over upper rump and with deeply forked tail. Circles over Leisure Isle in summer often mixing with Greater Striped Swallows. Drinks on the wing. Sometimes takes over swallows’ nests. Food: airborne insects, bugs, termites, bees, flying ants, flies, mosquitoes.