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Hirundo tahitica (Pacific swallow)
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Hirundo tahitica (Pacific swallow)

English: « Hirundo tahitica » = Hirundo tahitica (Pacific Swallow)
Français : « Hirundo tahitica » = Hirundo tahitica (Hirondelle de Tahiti)
Date 1894
Source A monograph of the Hirundinidae
Author Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1847–1909)

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.

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

The Pacific swallow (Hirundo tahitica) is a small bird that lives in Asia and the Pacific. It is blue-black and red, and eats insects while flying.

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