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Hirundo javanica = Hirundo tahitica javanica (Pacific swallow, Java Swallow) (cropped)
Subject: Hirundo javanica = Hirundo tahitica javanica (Pacific swallow, Java Swallow) (cropped)
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Hirundo javanica - 1700-1880 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam - UBA01 IZ16700153.Hirundo tahitica javanica (Pacific swallow, Java Swallow).jpg
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Hirundo javanica = Hirundo tahitica javanica (Pacific swallow, Java Swallow) (cropped)

Hirundo javanica
Date between 1700 and 1880
Notes This object is part of the collection Iconographia Zoologica
Source/Photographer Temminck pl. col. 83
Old Latin name Hirundo javanica
New Latin name Hirundo tahitica javanica
Common name Nederlands: Zuidzeezwaluw
Source: cropped from

Hirundo tahitica - Pacific Swallow, Tahiti Swallow, Hill Swallow, Java Swallow

The Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica), also known as the Tahiti Swallow, the Hill Swallow, or the Java Swallow, is a small bird that belongs to the swallows family of Hirundinidae. It lives in tropical southern Asia and the islands of the south Pacific. It is mostly blue-black on the upper parts and buff on the lower parts, with a red face and throat. It feeds on insects while flying and builds mud nests under cliffs or buildings. Pacific swallows can produce a variety of vocalizations, such as chirps, trills, and whistles. The subspecies Hirundo tahitica javanica is found in south Myanmar and Andaman Islands to south Vietnam, east to Philippines and south to Moluccas and Greater and Lesser Sunda Islands.

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Hirundo
Species: Hirundo tahitica Gmelin, 1789

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