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Swallows and Martins

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Vigors, 1825
Genera

Many, see text. Look up swallow in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Binomial name Hirundo neoxena (Gould, 1843) The Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. ... For other uses, see Scientific classification (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Typical Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... For other meanings of bird, see bird (disambiguation). ... Families Many, see text A passerine is a bird of the giant order Passeriformes. ... Nicholas Aylward Vigors (1785 – October 26, 1840) was an Irish zoologist and politician. ...

The swallows and martins are a group of passerine birds in the family Hirundinidae which are characterised by their adaptation to aerial feeding. Swallow is also used in Europe as a synonym for the Barn Swallow. Families Many, see text A passerine is a bird of the giant order Passeriformes. ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Hirundo rustica Linnaeus, 1758 The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is a small migratory passerine bird found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. ...


This family comprises two subfamilies: Pseudochelidoninae (the river martins of the genus Pseudochelidon) and Hirundininae (all other swallows and martins). Within the Hirundiniae, the name "martin" tends to be used for the squarer-tailed species, and the name "swallow" for the more fork-tailed species; however, there is no scientific distinction between these two groups. Species See text. ...


It is believed that this family originated in Africa as hole-nesters; Africa still has the greatest diversity of species. A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...

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Description

Swallows have adapted to hunting insects on the wing by developing a slender streamlined body, and long pointed wings, which allows great manoeuvrability and endurance.


Like the unrelated swifts and nightjars, which hunt in a similar way, they have short bills, but strong jaws and a wide gape. Their body length ranges from about 10–24 cm (3.9–9.4 in) and their weight from about 10–60 g (0.4–2.1 oz). The wings are long, pointed, and have nine primary feathers. The tail has 12 feathers and may be deeply forked, somewhat indented, or square-ended. A long tail increases manoeuvrability, and may also function as a sexual adornment, since the tail is frequently longer in males. Female Barn Swallows will select mates on the basis of tail length. For other uses, see Swift (disambiguation). ... “Goatsucker” redirects here. ... Binomial name Hirundo rustica Linnaeus, 1758 The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is a small migratory passerine bird found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. ...


The legs are short, and their feet are designed for perching rather than walking, as the front toes are partially joined at the base, causing the bird to display a waddling gait.


The most common hirundine plumage is glossy dark blue or green above and plain or streaked underparts, often white or rufous. Species which burrow or live in dry or mountainous areas are often unglossed brown above (eg Sand Martin and Crag Martin). The sexes show no, or only limited, sexual dimorphism, with longer outer tail feathers in the adult male probably being the commonest distinction where one exists. A burrow is a hole or tunnel dug into the ground by an animal to create a space suitable for habitation, temporary refuge, or as a byproduct of locomotion. ... Binomial name Riparia riparia (Linnaeus, 1758) The Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) is a migratory passerine bird in the swallow family. ... Binomial name Ptyonoprogne rupestris (Scopoli, 1769) The Crag Martin, Ptyonoprogne rupestris, is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. ... Female (left) and male Common Pheasant, illustrating the dramatic difference in both color and size, between the sexes Sexual dimorphism is the systematic difference in form between individuals of different sex in the same species. ...


The chicks hatch naked and with closed eyes. Fledged juveniles usually appear as duller versions of the adult.


Habitat

Mud nests made by swallows.
Mud nests made by swallows.
Hungry Barn Swallow chicks in nest

Swallows typically build mud nests close to overhead shelter in locations that are protected from both the weather and predators. Many cave and cliff dwelling species of swallow nest in large colonies. In historical times, the introduction of man-made stone structures such as barns and bridges, together with forest clearance, has led to an abundance of colony sites around the globe, significantly increasing the breeding ranges of some species. Birds living in large colonies typically have to contend with both ectoparasites and conspecific nest parasitism. Old males benefit most from coloniality, since they are able to maintain their own nests and benefit from frequent extra-pair copulations.
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Behaviour

Barn Swallow chicks waiting to be fed
Barn Swallow chicks waiting to be fed

Swallows are excellent fliers, and use these skills to attract a mate and to defend territory. In general, the males select a nest site, and then attract a female using song and flight, and guard their territory. The size of the territory varies depending on the species of swallow; in colonial-nesting species it tends to be small, but it may be much larger for solitary nesters. The air speed velocity of an unladen European swallow is estimated to be roughly 24 miles per hour (39 km/h).[1] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 556 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 1068 pixel, file size: 889 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 556 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 1068 pixel, file size: 889 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ...


Pairs of mated swallows are monogamous,[2] and pairs of non-migratory species often stay near their breeding area all year, though the nest site is defended most vigorously during the breeding season. Migratory species often return to the same breeding area each year, and may select same nest site if they were previously successful in that location. First-year breeders generally select a nesting site close to where they were born and raised.[3]


Most species hunt over open country or near water.


Swallows are able to produce many different calls or songs, which are used to express excitement, to communicate with others of the same species, during courtship, or as an alarm when a predator is in the area. Begging calls are used by the young when soliciting food from their parents. The typical song of swallows is a simple, sometimes musical twittering.


Species in taxonomic order

Subfamily Pseudochelidoninae (river martins)
  • Pseudochelidon
    • African River Martin Pseudochelidon eurystomina
    • White-eyed River Martin Pseudochelidon sirintarae
Subfamily Hirundininae (all other swallows & martins)
  • Psalidoprocne
    • Square-tailed Rough-winged Swallow Psalidoprocne nitens
    • Cameroon Mountain Rough-winged Swallow Psalidoprocne fuliginosa
    • White-headed Rough-winged Swallow Psalidoprocne albiceps
    • Black Rough-winged Swallow Psalidoprocne pristoptera
    • Fanti Rough-winged Swallow Psalidoprocne obscura
    • Eastern Rough-winged Swallow Psalidoprocne orientalis
    • Black Rough-winged Swallow Psalidoprocne holomelaena
  • Pseudhirundo
    • Grey-rumped Swallow Pseudhirundo griseopyga
  • Cheramoeca
    • White-backed Swallow Cheramoeca leucosternus
  • Phedina
    • Mascarene Martin Phedina borbonica
    • Brazza's Martin Phedina brazzae
  • Riparia
    • Brown-throated Sand Martin Riparia paludicola
    • Congo Sand Martin Riparia congica
    • Sand Martin Riparia riparia
    • Pale Martin Riparia diluta
    • Banded Martin Riparia cincta
  • Tachycineta
    • Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
    • Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
    • Golden Swallow Tachycineta euchrysea
    • Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyaneoviridis
    • Tumbes Swallow Tachycineta stolzmanni
    • Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea
    • White-winged Swallow Tachycineta albiventer
    • White-rumped Swallow Tachycineta leucorrhoa
    • Chilean Swallow Tachycineta meyeni
  • Progne
    • Purple Martin Progne subis
    • Cuban Martin Progne cryptoleuca
    • Caribbean Martin Progne dominicensis
    • Sinaloa Martin Progne sinaloae
    • Grey-breasted Martin Progne chalybea
    • Galapagos Martin Progne modesta
    • Peruvian Martin Progne murphyi
    • Southern Martin Progne elegans
    • Brown-chested Martin Progne tapera
  • Notiochelidon
    • Brown-bellied Swallow Notiochelidon murina
    • Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca
    • Pale-footed Swallow Notiochelidon flavipes
    • Black-capped Swallow Notiochelidon pileata
  • Haplochelidon
    • Andean Swallow Neochelidon andecola
  • Atticora
    • White-banded Swallow Atticora fasciata
    • Black-collared Swallow Atticora melanoleuca
  • Neochelidon
    • White-thighed Swallow Neochelidon tibialis
  • Stelgidopteryx
    • Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
    • Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
  • Alopochelidon
    • Tawny-headed Swallow Alopochelidon fucata
  • Hirundo
    • Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
    • Red-chested Swallow Hirundo lucida
    • Angolan Swallow Hirundo angolensis
    • Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica
    • Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena
    • White-throated Swallow Hirundo albigularis
    • Ethiopian Swallow Hirundo aethiopica
    • Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
    • White-throated Blue Swallow Hirundo nigrita
    • Pied-winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma
    • White-tailed Swallow Hirundo megaensis
    • Pearl-breasted Swallow Hirundo dimidiata
    • Montane Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea
    • Black-and-rufous Swallow Hirundo nigrorufa
  • Ptyonoprogne
  • Delichon
    • House Martin Delichon urbicum
    • Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus
    • Nepal House Martin Delichon nipalense
  • Cecropis
  • Petrochelidon
    • Red-throated Swallow Petrochelidon rufigula
    • Preuss's Swallow Petrochelidon preussi
    • Red Sea Swallow Petrochelidon perdita
    • South African Swallow Petrochelidon spilodera
    • Forest Swallow Petrochelidon fuliginosa
    • Streak-throated Swallow Petrochelidon fluvicola
    • Fairy Martin Petrochelidon ariel
    • Tree Martin Petrochelidon nigricans
    • Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
    • Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
    • Chestnut-collared Swallow Petrochelidon rufocollaris

Species See text. ... Binomial name Hartlaub, 1861 The African River Martin (Pseudochelidon eurystomina) is a passerine bird of the swallow family Hirundinidae. ... Binomial name Thonglongya, 1968 Synonyms Eurochelidon sirintarae The White-eyed River Martin (Pseudochelidon sirintarae) is a passerine bird of the swallow family Hirundinidae. ... Species Psalidoprocne is a small genus of passerine birds in the swallow family. ... Binomial name (Cassin, 1857) The Square-tailed Sawwing (Psalidoprocne nitens), also known as the Square-tailed Rough-winged Swallow is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Shelley, 1887 The Mountain Sawwing (Psalidoprocne fuliginosa), also known as the Mountain Rough-winged Swallow or the Cameroon Mountain Rough-winged Swallow is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Sclater, 1864 The White-headed Sawwing (Psalidoprocne albiceps), also known as the White-headed Rough-winged Swallow is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name (Ruppell, 1840) The Black Rough-winged Swallow or Black Saw-wing (Swallow), (Psalidoprocne pristoptera) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. ... Binomial name Psalidoprocne obscura (Hartlaub, 1855) The Fanti Rough-winged Swallow (Psalidoprocne obscura) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. ... Binomial name (Ruppell, 1840) The Black Rough-winged Swallow or Black Saw-wing (Swallow), (Psalidoprocne pristoptera) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. ... Binomial name (Ruppell, 1840) The Black Rough-winged Swallow or Black Saw-wing (Swallow), (Psalidoprocne pristoptera) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. ... Pseudhirundo is a genus of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Sundevall, 1850 The Grey-rumped Swallow (Pseudhirundo griseopyga) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name (Gould, 1841) The White-backed Swallow, Cheramoeca leucosternus, is an endemic to Australian bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name (Gould, 1841) The White-backed Swallow, Cheramoeca leucosternus, is an endemic to Australian bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Phedina is a genus of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name (Gmelin, 1789) The Mascarene Martin (Phedina borbonica) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Oustalet, 1886 The Brazzas Martin (Phedina brazzae) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... species Riparia is a small genus of passerine birds in the swallow family. ... Binomial name Riparia paludicola (Vieillot, 1817) The Brown-throated Sand Martin or Plain Martin, Riparia paludicola, is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. ... Binomial name (Reichenow, 1887) The Congo Sand Martin, Riparia congica, is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. ... Binomial name Riparia riparia (Linnaeus, 1758) The Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) is a migratory passerine bird in the swallow family. ... Look up Sand Martin in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Binomial name Riparia cincta (Boddaert, 1783) The Banded Martin or Banded Sand Martin, Riparia cincta, is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. ... species Tachycineta is a genus of birds in the swallow family. ... Binomial name Tachycineta bicolor (Vieillot, 1808) The Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor, is a migratory passerine bird that breeds in North America and winters in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. ... Binomial name Tachycineta thalassina (Swainson, 1827) The Violet-green Swallow, Tachycineta thalassina, is a small swallow. ... Binomial name (Gosse, 1847) The Golden Swallow (Tachycineta euchrysea) is a swallow native to Jamaica. ... Binomial name (Bryant, 1859) The Bahama Swallow (Tachycineta cyaneoviridis) is a swallow native to the Bahamas. ... Binomial name (Philippi, 1902) The Tumbes Swallow (Tachycineta stolzmanni) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Tachycineta albilinea (Lawrence, 1863) The Mangrove Swallow, Tachycineta albilinea, is a passerine bird that breeds in coastal regions from Mexico through Central America to Panama. ... Binomial name Tachycineta albiventer (Boddaert, 1783) The White-winged Swallow, Tachycineta albiventer, is a resident breeding bird in tropical South America from Colombia, Venezuela and Trinidad south to northen Argentina. ... Binomial name (Vieillot, 1817) The White-rumped Swallow (Tachycineta leucorrhoa) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name (Cabanis, 1850) The Chilean Swallow (Tachycineta meyeni) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... In Greek mythology, Procne or Prokne was a daughter of Pandion and Zeuxippe. ... Binomial name Progne subis (Linnaeus,, 1766) The Purple Martin, Progne subis, is the largest North American swallow at 20 cm length. ... Binomial name Progne dominicensis (Gmelin, 1789) The Caribbean Martin or White-bellied Martin, Progne dominicensis, is a large swallow. ... Binomial name Progne dominicensis (Gmelin, 1789) The Caribbean Martin or White-bellied Martin, Progne dominicensis, is a large swallow. ... Binomial name Nelson, 1898 The Sinaloa Martin (Progne sinaloae) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Progne chalybea (Gmelin, 1789) The Gray-breasted Martin , Progne chalybea, is a large swallow. ... Binomial name Gould, 1837 The Galápagos Martin (Progne modesta) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Chapman, 1925 The Peruvian Martin (Progne murphyi) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Baird, 1865 The Southern Martin (Progne elegans) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1766) The Brown-chested Martin (Progne tapera) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Species see text Notiochelidon is a genus of birds in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name (Cassin, 1853) The Brown-bellied Swallow (Notiochelidon murina) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Notiochelidon cyanoleuca (Vieillot, 1817) The Blue-and-white Swallow, Notiochelidon cyanoleuca, is a passerine bird that breeds from Nicaragua south throughout South America, except in the deserts and the Amazon Basin. ... Binomial name (Chapman, 1922) The Pale-footed Swallow (Notiochelidon flavipes) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name (Gould, 1858) The Black-capped Swallow (Notiochelidon pileata) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name ((DOrbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837) Synonyms Petrochelidon andecola (DOrbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) The Andean Swallow (Haplochelidon andecola) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name ((DOrbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837) Synonyms Petrochelidon andecola (DOrbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) The Andean Swallow (Haplochelidon andecola) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Atticora is a genus of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name (Gmelin, 1789) The White-banded Swallow (Atticora fasciata) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name (Wied, 1820) The Black-collared Swallow (Atticora melanoleuca) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name (Cassin, 1853) The White-thighed Swallow (Neochelidon tibialis) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name (Cassin, 1853) The White-thighed Swallow (Neochelidon tibialis) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Species Stelgidopteryx (Baird, 1858) is a small genus of swallows. ... Binomial name Stelgidopteryx serripennis (Audubon, 1838) The Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Stelgidopteryx serripennis, is a small swallow. ... Binomial name Stelgidopteryx ruficollis (Vieillot, 1817) The Southern Rough-winged Swallow , Stelgidopteryx ruficollis, is a small swallow. ... Binomial name (Temminck, 1822) The Tawny-headed Swallow (Alopochelidon fucata) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... hk;l ... Species See text The bird genus Hirundo is a group of passerines in the swallow and martin family. ... Binomial name Hirundo rustica Linnaeus, 1758 The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is a small migratory passerine bird found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. ... Binomial name Hirundo rustica Linnaeus, 1758 The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is a small migratory passerine bird found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. ... Binomial name Barboza du Bocage, 1868 The Angola Swallow (Hirundo angolensis) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Hirundo tahitica Gmelin, 1789 The Pacific Swallow or Hill Swallow (Hirundo tahitica) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. ... Binomial name Hirundo neoxena (Gould, 1843) The Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. ... Binomial name Hirundo albigularis Strickland, 1849 The White-throated Swallow (Hirundo albigularis) is a swallow which breeds in southern Africa from Angola and Zambia southwards to the Cape in South Africa. ... Binomial name Blanford, 1869 The Ethiopian Swallow (Hirundo aethiopica) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Hirundo smithii Leach, 1818 The Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. ... Binomial name Gray, 1845 The White-throated Blue Swallow (Hirundo nigrita) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Swainson, 1837 The Pied-winged Swallow (Hirundo leucosoma) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Benson, 1942 The White-tailed Swallow (Hirundo megaensis) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Hirundo dimidiata Sundevall, 1850 The Pearl-breasted Swallow (Hirundo dimidiata) is a small swallow. ... Binomial name Hirundo atrocaerulea Sundevall, 1850 The Blue Swallow (Hirundo atrocaerulea) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. ... Binomial name Barboza du Bocage, 1877 The Black-and-rufous Swallow (Hirundo nigrorufa) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... species Ptyonoprogne is a genus of small passerine birds in the swallow family. ... Binomial name Ptyonoprogne rupestris (Scopoli, 1769) The Crag Martin, Ptyonoprogne rupestris, is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. ... Binomial name Ptyonoprogne fuligula Lichtenstein, 1842 The Rock Martin, (Ptyonoprogne fuligula, syn. ... Binomial name Hirundo concolor The Dusky Crag Martin (Hirundo concolor) is a species of swallow found in South Asia. ... species Delichon (anagram of the Ancient Greek term χελιδον/chelidôn, swallow)[1] is a genus of passerine birds in the swallow family, which currently has three species referred to it. ... Binomial name Delichon urbica (Linnaeus, 1758) The House Martin (Delichon urbica) is a migratory passerine of the family Hiruninidae. ... Binomial name (Bonaparte, 1850) The Asian House Martin (Delichon dasypus) is a migratory passerine bird of the swallow family Hirundinidae. ... Binomial name Horsfield & Moore, 1854 The Nepal House Martin (Delichon nipalensis) is a migratory passerine of the family Hirundinidae. ... species see text Cecropis is a genus of large swallows found in Africa and tropical Asia. ... Binomial name Hirundo cucullata Boddaert, 1783 The Greater Striped Swallow (Hirundo cucullata syn. ... Binomial name Hirundo abyssinica Guerin-Meneville, 1843 The Lesser Striped Swallow (Hirundo abyssinica syn. ... Binomial name Hirundo semirufa Sundevall, 1850 The Rufous-chested Swallow , Hirundo semirufa, is a large swallow. ... Binomial name Hirundo senegalensis Linnaeus, 1766 The Mosque Swallow , Hirundo senegalensis, is a large swallow. ... Binomial name Hirundo daurica Linnaeus, 1771 The Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. ... Binomial name Hirundo striolata The Striated Swallow (Hirundo striolata) is a species of swallow found in South Asia. ... Binomial name Temminck & Schlegel, 1847 The Striated Swallow (Hirundo striolata) is a species of swallow found in open, often hilly areas, clearings and cultivation in South and Southeast Asia from northeastern India and Taiwan south to Timor. ... Species See text. ... Binomial name Barboza du Bocage, 1878 The Red-throated Swallow (Hirundo rufigula) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name (Reichenow, 1898) The Preusss Swallow (Hirundo preussi) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Fry & Smith, 1985 The Red Sea Swallow (Hirundo perdita) is a species of bird in theHirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Sundevall, 1850 The South African Swallow (Hirundo spilodera) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name (Chapin, 1925) The Forest Swallow (Hirundo fuliginosa) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ... Binomial name Hirundo fluvicola The Streak-throated Swallow (Hirundo fluvicola) is a species of swallow found in South Asia. ... Binomial name (Gould, 1843) The Fairy Martin (Petrochelidon ariel) is a member of the swallow family of passerine birds which breeds in Australia. ... Binomial name Vieillot, 1817 The Tree Martin (Petrochelidon nigricans) is a member of the swallow family of passerine birds. ... Binomial name Hirundo pyrrhonota Vieillot, 1817 The Cliff Swallow, Hirundo pyrrhonota (sometimes Petrochelidon pyrrhonota), is a member of the passerine bird family Hirundinidae, the swallows and martins. ... Cave Swallow, Petrochelidon fulva, belonging to the same genus as the more familiar and wide-spread Cliff Swallow of North America, occurs in Mexico and the West Indies, with fall and winter vagrants reaching the East and Gulf Coasts of the US. Category: Articles to be expanded ... Binomial name Peale, 1848 The Chestnut-collared Swallow (Petrochelidon rufocollaris) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. ...

References

  • Turner, Angela; Rose, Chris (1989). Swallows and martins: an identification guide and handbook. Houghton-Mifflin. ISBN 0-395-51174-7. 
  1. ^ http://www.style.org/unladenswallow/
  2. ^ http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/winkler/botw/hirundinidae.html
  3. ^ http://www.answers.com/topic/swallows-hirundinidae-biological-family

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