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Pacific swallow, Hirundo tahitica, นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค

The Pacific swallow (Hirundo tahitica) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. It breeds in tropical southern Asia and the islands of the south Pacific. It is resident apart from some local seasonal movements.

This bird is associated with coasts, but is increasingly spreading to forested uplands. The hill swallow was formerly considered conspecific.

This species is a small swallow at 13 cm. It has a blue back with browner wings and tail, a red face and throat, and dusky underparts. It differs from the barn swallow and the closely related Welcome Swallow in its shorter and less forked tail.

The Pacific swallow builds a neat cup-shaped nest, constructed with mud pellets collected in the beak, under a cliff ledge or on a man-made structures such as a building, bridge or tunnel. The nest is lined with softer material, and the clutch is two to three eggs.

It is similar in behaviour to other aerial insectivores, such as other swallows and the unrelated swifts. It is a fast flyer and feeds on insects, especially flies, while airborne.

Pacific swallow, Hirundo tahitica, นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค

Range map
Range map from www.oiseaux.net - Ornithological Portal Oiseaux.net
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Length: 13 cm
Wingspan:
Weight: 11 à 15 g
Longevity:
Distinctive Feature

Similar Species

• Similar to Barn Swallow and Welcome Swallow but is shorter and the tail is less forked. Especially compared to Barn Swallow, the lack of dark blue breast band and the presence of dusky flanks are useful (although east Asian Barn Swallow has less extensive breast band than some other subspecies).

From opus at www.birdforum.net
Female / Male / Juvenile

• Sexes similar. Juveniles are browner.

From opus at www.birdforum.net

Welcome Swallow - Red breast band
New Zealand - October 2017

Barn Swallow - Blue breast band
Finland - July 2018

Pacific Swallow - Red breast
Thailand - July 2020


Listen to the Pacific swallow

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Conservation status
Pacific swallow, Hirundo tahitica, นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 26 August 2018
Location: Chanthaburi Municipal Secure Landfill Refuse Disposal Station

Barn Swallow and the Pacific Swallow is almost identical.
The Barn Swallow have a blue/ black chest band and chest nut above the blue/ blak chest band. The Pacific swallow have an chestnut chest band and chest nut coloured above the chest band


Pacific swallow, Hirundo tahitica, นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
Pacific swallow / นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
26 August 2018 - Chanthaburi Municipal Secure Landfill Refuse Disposal Station

Pacific swallow, Hirundo tahitica, นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
Pacific swallow / นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
26 August 2018 - Chanthaburi Municipal Secure Landfill Refuse Disposal Station

Pacific swallow, Hirundo tahitica, นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
Pacific swallow / นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
26 August 2018 - Chanthaburi Municipal Secure Landfill Refuse Disposal Station

Pacific swallow, Hirundo tahitica, นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
Pacific swallow / นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
26 August 2018 - Chanthaburi Municipal Secure Landfill Refuse Disposal Station

Pacific swallow, Hirundo tahitica, นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
Pacific swallow / นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค - 1 July 2020
eBird hotspot: Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort & Golf Club, Chumphon

Pacific swallow, Hirundo tahitica, นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
Pacific swallow / นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค - 1 July 2020
eBird hotspot: Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort & Golf Club, Chumphon

Pacific swallow, Hirundo tahitica, นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
Pacific swallow / นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค - 1 July 2020
eBird hotspot: Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort & Golf Club, Chumphon

Pacific swallow, Hirundo tahitica, นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
Pacific swallow / นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค - 1 July 2020
eBird hotspot: Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort & Golf Club, Chumphon

Pacific swallow, Hirundo tahitica, นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
Pacific swallow / นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค - 1 July 2020
eBird hotspot: Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort & Golf Club, Chumphon

Pacific swallow, Hirundo tahitica, นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
Pacific swallow / นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค - 1 July 2020
eBird hotspot: Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort & Golf Club, Chumphon

Pacific swallow, Hirundo tahitica, นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
Pacific swallow / นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค - 1 July 2020
eBird hotspot: Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort & Golf Club, Chumphon

Pacific swallow, Hirundo tahitica, นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค
Pacific swallow / นกนางแอ่นแปซิฟิค - 1 July 2020
eBird hotspot: Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort & Golf Club, Chumphon



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