Hirundo rustica


  • Gilf Kebir (mini-oasis in the "Gap"), March 2010

    Swallows were seen on two occasions in the spring both at Uweinat and the Gilf Kebir. The observed individuals were undoubtedly migrants, however a swallow nest was seen at one location in southern Uweinat (given the hyperarid conditions, it may well date to the mid-holocene, rather than recent times).

    The "Gap" (Gilf Kebir), 17th March, 2010 (approx. 11am)

    Karkur Delein (Jebel Uweinat),
    November 2009