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Sand Martin (Oeverzwaluw) | Plain Martin (Vale Oeverzwaluw) | Tree Swallow (Boomzwaluw) | Mangrove Swallow (Mangrovezwaluw) | Purple Martin (Purperzwaluw) | Rotszwaluw / Eurasian Crag Martin | Rock Martin (Kaapse Rotszwaluw) | Pearl-Breasted Swallow (Parelborstzwaluw) | Pacific Swallow (Zuidzeezwaluw) | Welcome Swallow (Welkomzwaluw) | Witkeelzwaluw / White-Throated Swallow | Roodkruinzwaluw / Wire-Tailed Swallow | Barn Swallow (Boerenzwaluw) | Huiszwaluw / House Martin | Savannezwaluw / Lesser Striped Swallow | Greater Striped Swallow (Kaapse Zwaluw) | Red-Rumped Swallow (Roodstuitzwaluw) | Kaapse Klifzwaluw / South African Cliff-Swallow

Pacific Swallow (Zuidzeezwaluw)




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Pacific Swallow - Hirundo tahitica - Zuidzeezwaluw
Southeast-Asia to New Guinea and Society Island (East-Polynesia).

The following 7 subspecies are being recognized:
Hirundo tahitica javanica - South-Myanmar and Andaman Island to South-Vietnam, Philippines, Moluccas, Greater and Lesser Sundas;
Hirundo tahitica namiyei - Ryukyu Island (South-Japan) and Taiwan;
Hirundo tahitica frontalis - North- and West-New Guinea, Aru Island, Geelvink Bay Island and islands off north coast;
Hirundo tahitica albescens - South- and East-New Guinea and satellites;
Hirundo tahitica ambiens - New Britain and satellites (Southeast-Bismarck Islands);
Hirundo tahitica subfusca - Admiralty Islands, New Ireland to Solomon Islands, Ouvea and Vanuatu to Fiji and Tonga;
Hirundo tahitica tahitica - Moorea and Tahiti.

Of this species there are no Zoo Photo's available.


Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica javanica
Pacific Swallow
Hirundo tahitica javanica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica javanica
Pacific Swallow
Hirundo tahitica javanica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica javanica
Pacific Swallow
Hirundo tahitica javanica