Captured: The Kruger National Park, SOUTH AFRICA
Lens: VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 D
1/400 sec – F/5.6
Sensitivity: ISO 200
WIRE TAILED SWALLOW – Hirundo smithii – DRAADSTERT SWAEL
Fairly common wetland resident.
Told by full orange cap, entirely white under parts and wire like tail streamers.
Pairs, sometimes small groups are found near river bridges, dam walls, river gorges and buildings, seldom far from water.
Perches on dead trees in water and on bridge rails, settles on the road surface of bridges and causeways.