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Blue Swallow

Hirundo atrocaerulea Sundevall, 1850

The Blue Swallow (Hirundo atrocaerulea) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. Swallows are somewhat similar in habits and appearance to other aerial insectivores, such as the related martins and the unrelated swifts (order Apodiformes). It breeds in southern Africa, wintering further north in Uganda and Kenya. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Hirundinidae
Genus:
  Hirundo

Scientific:
  Hirundo atrocaerulea

Citation:
  Sundevall, 1850

Reference:
  Oefv.Vet.-Akad.Forh. 7 p.107

Protonym:
  Hirundo atrocaerulea

Avibase ID:
  CB7FB32A81D4E09A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/CB7FB32A

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560461


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Hirundo atrocaerulea: E South Africa and w Swaziland; >n to Kenya and s Uganda
English:
Blue Swallow
Czech:
vlaštovka modrá
German:
Stahlschwalbe
Danish:
Blåsvale
Spanish:
Golondrina Azul
Finnish:
sinihaarapääsky
French:
Hirondelle bleue
Italian:
Rondine blu
Japanese:
kurohariotsubame
Japanese:
クロハリオツバメ
Dutch:
Blauwe Zwaluw
Norwegian:
Blåsvale
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blåsvale
Polish:
jaskólka dlugosterna
Portuguese:
Andorinha-azul
Russian:
Голубая ласточка
Slovak:
lastovička modrá
Swedish:
blåsvala
Ukrainian:
Ластівка довгохвоста
Chinese:
蓝燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
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):
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Hirondelle bleue ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Hirondelle bleue ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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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 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 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:
Montane Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
Montane Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
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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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Montane Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Montane Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Montane Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Montane Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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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 2.10:
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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 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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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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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Hirundo atrocaerulea [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Hirundo atrocaerulea [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Hirundo atrocaerulea [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Blue Swallow ( Hirundo atrocaerulea) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hirundo atrocaerulea [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hirundo atrocaerulea [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Blouswael
Catalan: oreneta blava
Czech: Vlaštovka modrá
Danish: Blåsvale
German: Stahlschwalbe
English: Blue Swallow, Eastern Blue-Swallow, Montane Blue Swallow
English (IOC): Blue Swallow
English (Kenya): Blue Swallow
English (South Africa): Blue Swallow
Spanish: Golondrina Azul
Spanish (Spain): Golondrina Azul
Spanish (HBW): Montane Blue Swallow
Estonian: ida-sinipääsuke, sinipääsuke, sinipääsuke (ida-sinipääsuke)
Finnish: Sinihaarapääsky
French: Hirondelle bleue
Hungarian: kék fecske
Italian: Rondine blu
Japanese: kurohariotsubame
Japanese: クロハリオツバメ
Scientific: Hirundo atrocaerulea, Hirundo atrocaerulea atrocaerulea, Hirundo atrocaerulea lynesi, Hirundo christyi
Lithuanian: Juosvoji šelmeninė kregždė
Dutch: Blauwe Zwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåsvale
Norwegian: Blåsvale
Polish: jaskólka dlugosterna, jaskółka długosterna
Portuguese: Andorinha-azul
Russian: Голубая (настоящая) ласточка, Голубая ласточка
Slovak: Lastovička modrá
Swedish: Blåsvala
Swahili: Kizelele
Ukrainian: Ластівка довгохвоста
Chinese: 蓝燕
Chinese (Traditional): 藍燕

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