Introduction: Black-banded Swifts (Pelopedus mathias) fly quickly about open, woody areas or along the edges of forests. They are frequent visits to flower gardens and often settle on low vegetation.
Distribution: Found in some numbers in northern Namibia.
Breeding/Larval food: Not confirmed.
Colouration: Dark, dull brown to grey-black with white spots on the hindwing. There is a distinctive black 'sex' band on the upperside of the forewing, indicting the male of the species.
On the wing: Throughout the year.
Wingspan: Approx 30 to 45mm.
3 Days - A Sossusvlei trip including guided nature drives & visits to the dunes as well as a balloon safari
3 Days - NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful desert areas in Namibia - this fully inclusive trip visits this scenic area
3 Days - Swakopmund on the Namibian coast is the destination of this self drive tour
4 Days - Etosha & Ongava reserve offer excellent wildlife viewing
12 Days - Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha & Ongava Reserves, Okonjima