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Pacific or Hill Swallow

Hirundo [tahitica or domicola] (= Hirundo tahitica) Gmelin, JF 1789

The Pacific swallow 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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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Hirundinidae
Genus:
   Hirundo
Scientific:
  Hirundo tahitica


Original description

Citation:
  Gmelin, JF 1789

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 13, vol. 1, part 2 1 pt2 p.1016

Protonym:
  Hirundo tahitica

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2656511


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  F445EEB91F799EEC

Avibase ID:
  avibase-F445EEB9

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F445EEB9


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 560490

Geographic range:

  • Hirundo domicola: S India and Sri Lanka
  • 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 or Hill Swallow
French:
Hirondelle de Tahiti ou H. des Nilgiri


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Pacific or Hill Swallow ( Hirundo [tahitica or domicola])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Pacific or Hill Swallow ( Hirundo [tahitica or domicola])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Pacific or Hill Swallow ( Hirundo [tahitica or domicola])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Pacific or Hill Swallow ( Hirundo [tahitica or domicola])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Pacific or Hill Swallow ( Hirundo [tahitica or domicola])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Pacific or Hill Swallow ( Hirundo [tahitica or domicola])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Pacific or Hill Swallow ( Hirundo [tahitica or domicola])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Pacific or Hill Swallow ( Hirundo [tahitica or domicola])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Pacific or Hill Swallow ( Hirundo [tahitica or domicola])
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Hirondelle de Tahiti ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Pacific Swallow ( Hirundo tahitica)

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Hirundo [tahitica, domicola or neoxena]

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Other synonyms

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Catalan: oreneta del Pacífic
Czech: Vlaštovka rezavohrdlá
Danish: Sydindisk Svale
German: Südseeschwalbe
English: Pacific or Hill Swallow, Pacific Swallow
Esperanto: Pacifika hirundo
Spanish: Golondrina del Pacífico
Estonian: rand-suitsupääsuke
Finnish: Tyynenmerenpääsky
French: Hirondelle de Tahiti, Hirondelle de Tahiti ou H. des Nilgiri
Hungarian: déltengeri fecske
Indonesian: Burung Layang-layang Batu, Layanglayang Batu, Layang-layang batu
Italian: Rondine del Pacifico, Rondine di collina
Japanese (romaji): indotsubame, ryūkyū tsubame, Ryukyu-tsubame
Japanese: インドツバメ, リュウキュウツバメ
Japanese (Kanji): 琉球燕
Scientific: Hirundo [tahitica or domicola], Hirundo tahitica, Hirundo tahitica tahitica
Lithuanian: Taitinė šelmeninė kregždė
Malayalam: കാന  കത്രികപ്പക്ഷി
Malay: Burung Layang-layang, Burung Layang-Layang Pasifik, Burung Sualo Batu, Layang-Layang Pasifik
Dutch: Hutzwaluw, Zuidzeezwaluw
Norwegian: Kystsvale
Polish: jaskólka indyjska, jaskólka pacyficzna, jaskółka pacyficzna
Pinyin: yáng bān yàn, yáng yàn
Russian: коричневогорлая ласточка, Тихоокеанская ласточка
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Sethkara Wahilihiniya
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
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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