Thursday, 15 June 2017

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Hirundinidae (Swallows and Martins)
Pacific Swallow
Hirundo tahitica
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Taxonomy update for 2013
Hirundo tahitica is split into two species, with Hill Swallow
restricted to southern India and Sri Lanka, and Pacific Swallow
occurring widely in Southeast Asia (including the Andaman
Islands of India):
- Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica)
- Hill Swallow (Hirundo domicola)

    Size : 13 cm; 11–16 g

    (NT : Near Threatened)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Hirundo tahitica tahitica (J. F. Gmelin, 1789)
    - Society Islands (Moorea and Tahiti)
  • Hirundo tahitica javanica (Sparrman, 1789) – House Swallow
    – Andaman Is, and from coastal Myanmar, S Thailand, S Cambodia and Cochinchina
    S to Sundas and Wallacea and E to Philippines.
  • Hirundo tahitica namiyei (Stejneger, 1887)
    – Ryukyu Is (Nansei-shoto) and Taiwan.
  • Hirundo tahitica frontalis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830)
    – N & W New Guinea.
  • Hirundo tahitica ambiens (Mayr, 1934)
    – New Britain, in Bismarck Archipelago.
  • Hirundo tahitica subfusca (Gould, 1856)
    – New Ireland E through Solomons, New Caledonia and Vanuatu to Fiji and Tonga.
  • Hirundo tahitica albescens (Schodde & Mason, 1999)
    – S & E New Guinea.

Date : 10 June 2017
Location : Taman Negara Pahang (Sungai Relau), Merapoh, Daerah Lipis, Pahang

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