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Pacific Swallow
Hirundo tahitica Gmelin, JF, 1789
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Hirundinidae
Genus:
  Hirundo

Scientific:
  Hirundo tahitica

Citation:
  Gmelin, JF, 1789

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.1016

Protonym:
  Hirundo tahitica

Avibase ID:
  B9AC53DEE40266A7

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560490

Geographic range:

  • Hirundo tahitica tahitica: Society Islands (Moorea and Tahiti)
  • Hirundo tahitica namiyei: Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan
  • Hirundo tahitica frontalis: N and w New Guinea
  • Hirundo tahitica ambiens: New Britain (Bismarck Archipelago)
  • Hirundo tahitica subfusca: New Ireland to Solomons, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga
  • Hirundo tahitica albescens: S and e New Guinea
  • Hirundo tahitica javanica: Andamans and Myanmar to Indochina, Sundas, Wallacea, Philippines
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Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Pacific Swallow
Czech:
  vlaštovka rezavohrdlá
German:
  Südseeschwalbe
Danish:
  Stillehavssvale
Spanish:
  Golondrina Pacífica
Finnish:
  tyynenmerenpääsky
French:
  Hirondelle de Tahiti
Icelandic:
  Pacific Swallow
Italian:
  Rondine del Pacifico
Japanese:
  ryuukyuutsubame
Japanese:
  リュウキュウツバメ
Dutch:
  Zuidzeezwaluw
Norwegian:
  Kystsvale
Polish:
  jaskólka pacyficzna
Portuguese:
  Pacific Swallow
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Pacific Swallow
Russian:
  Коричневогорлая ласточка
Slovak:
  lastovička tichomorská
Swedish:
  kustsvala
Chinese:
  洋燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Hirondelle de Tahiti ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Pacific Swallow (Pacific) ( Hirundo tahitica [tahitica Group])
eBird version 1.53:
   Pacific Swallow (Pacific) ( Hirundo tahitica [tahitica Group])
eBird version 1.54:
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.01:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.02:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.03:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.04:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.01:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.02:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.03:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.04:
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica)
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Hirundo tahitica [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Hirundo tahitica [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Hirundo [tahitica or domicola] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: oreneta del Pacífic
Czech: Vlaštovka rezavohrdlá
Danish: Stillehavssvale
German: Kurzschnabelschwalbe, Südseeschwalbe
English: Coast House-Swallow, Eastern House Swallow, Eastern House-Swallow, House Swallow, Pacific Swallow, Pacific Swallow (Pacific)
Spanish: Golondrina Pacífica
Estonian: rand-suitsupääsuke
Finnish: Tyynenmerenpääsky
French: Hirondelle de Tahiti, Hirondelle du Pacifique
Hungarian: déltengeri fecske
Indonesian: Burung Layang-layang Batu, Layanglayang Batu, Layang-layang batu, Layang-layang biasa, Wala-walangké
Italian: Rondine del Pacifico
Japanese: ryūkyū tsubame, Ryukyu-tsubame, ryuukyuutsubame
Japanese: リュウキュウツバメ
Japanese (Kanji): 琉球燕
Latin: Hirundo tahitica, Hirundo tahitica [tahitica Group], Hirundo tahitica tahitica
Lithuanian: Taitinė šelmeninė kregždė
Latvian: dienvidjūru bezdelīga
Malayalam: കാന  കത്രികപ്പക്ഷി
Malay: Burung Layang-layang, Burung Layang-Layang Pasifik, Burung Sualo Batu, Layang-Layang Pasifik
Dutch: Zuidzeezwaluw
Norwegian: Kystsvale
Polish: jaskólka pacyficzna, jaskółka pacyficzna
Pinyin: yáng bān yàn, yáng yàn
Russian: коричневогорлая ласточка, Тихоокеанская ласточка
Slovak: lastovička tichomorská
Swedish: Kustsvala
Tamil: நாட்டுத் தகைவிலான்
Thai: นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
Thai (Transliteration): nók naaŋ-àeen paee-sí-fík
Tahitian: ope'a
Vietnamese: Chim Nhạn đuôi đen
Chinese: 洋斑燕, 洋燕
Chinese (Traditional): 洋斑燕, 洋燕
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 洋燕
Chinese (Taiwan): 洋燕

 

         

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