Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swallows :: Pacific Swallow

Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica

Described by: Gmelin, J. F. (1789)
Alternate common name(s): House Swallow, Eastern Swallow, Coast Swallow, Small House-swallow, Eastern House-swallow, Hill Swallow, House Swallow, Nilgiri House-swallow
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Kukup, Malaysia - Oct, 2004 © Dave Behrens  Kuala Selangor, Malaysia - Sep 3, 2003 © Alister Benn  Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia - Sep 21, 2005 © Philip Griffin 
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Sw. India. Se. Asia through the Lesser Sundas and Greater Sundas, Ryukyu Is., Taiwan, Philippines, Sulawesi, Moluccas, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago to Solomon Is.;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Sw. peninsular India (s. Derala, Nilgiri Hills s. to s. Kerala) and Sri Lanka.
(2) Andaman Is., Malaysia from coastal Burma e. to s. Vietnam (Cochinchina), Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sundas, Sulawesi, Moluccas, Philippines, and Taiwan.
(3) Ryukyu Is.
(4) W. and n. New Guinea.
(5) S. and e. New Guinea, and D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago.
(6) Bismarck Archipelago (New Britian).
(7) Polynesia, Melanesia (Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Solomon Is., Santa Cruz Is., Banks Is., Loyalty Is., Fiji and Tonga.
(8) Society Is. (Moorea, Tahiti).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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