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Pacific Swallow

Hirundo tahitica Gmelin, JF, 1789

The Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. It breeds in tropical southern Asia and the islands of the south Pacific. It is resident apart from some local seasonal movements. This bird is associated with coasts, but is increasingly spreading to forested uplands. The Hill Swallow was formerly considered conspecific. Source: Wikipedia




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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

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B9AC53DE

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560490

Geographic range:

  • Hirundo tahitica tahitica: Society Islands (Moorea and Tahiti)
  • Hirundo tahitica javanica: Andamans and Myanmar to Indochina, Sundas, Wallacea, Philippines
  • 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
  • Show more...
English:
Pacific Swallow
Czech:
vlaštovka rezavohrdlá
German:
Südseeschwalbe
Danish:
Stillehavssvale
Spanish:
Golondrina del Pacífico
Finnish:
tyynenmerenpääsky
French:
Hirondelle de Tahiti
Icelandic:
Hæðasvala
Italian:
Rondine del Pacifico
Japanese:
ryuukyuutsubame
Japanese:
リュウキュウツバメ
Dutch:
Zuidzeezwaluw
Norwegian:
Kystsvale
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kystsvale
Polish:
jaskólka pacyficzna
Russian:
Коричневогорлая ласточка
Slovak:
lastovička tichomorská
Swedish:
kustsvala
Ukrainian:
Ластівка південноазійська
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):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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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):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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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):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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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):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.52:
Pacific Swallow (Pacific) ( Hirundo tahitica [tahitica Group])
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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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 2.6:
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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 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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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, Tahitischwalbe
English: Coast House-Swallow, Eastern House Swallow, Eastern House-Swallow, House Swallow, Pacific Swallow, Pacific Swallow (Pacific)
English (IOC): Pacific Swallow
Spanish: Golondrina de Tahití, Golondrina del Pacífico, Golondrina Pacífica
Spanish (Spain): Golondrina del Pacífico
Spanish (HBW): Pacific Swallow
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
Icelandic: Hæðasvala
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
Scientific: 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 Nynorsk: Kystsvale
Norwegian: Kystsvale
Polish: jaskólka pacyficzna, jaskółka pacyficzna
Pinyin: yáng bān yàn, yáng yàn
Portuguese (Portugal): Andorinha-do-pacífico
Russian: Коричневогорлая (настоящая) ласточка, коричневогорлая ласточка, Тихоокеанская ласточка
Slovak: lastovička tichomorská
Swedish: Kustsvala
Tamil: நாட்டுத் தகைவிலான்
Thai: นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิก, นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
Thai (Transliteration): nók naaŋ-àeen paee-sí-fík
Tahitian: ope'a
Ukrainian: Ластівка південноазійська
Vietnamese: Chim Nhạn đuôi đen, 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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