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Hirundo javanica = Hirundo tahitica javanica (Pacific swallow, Java Swallow) latin dict size=61   common dict size=512
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Subject Hirundo javanica = Hirundo tahitica javanica (Pacific swallow, Java Swallow)

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Hirundo javanica = Hirundo tahitica javanica (Pacific swallow, Java Swallow)

English: « Hirundo javanica » = Hirundo tahitica javanica (Subspecies of Pacific Swallow)
Français : « Hirundo javanica » = Hirundo tahitica javanica (Sous-espèce de 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. The subspecies Hirundo tahitica javanica is found in south Myanmar and Andaman Islands to south Vietnam, east to Philippines and south to Moluccas and Greater and Lesser Sunda Islands.

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

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