Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Passeriformes — the swallows and martins.

Etymologies

Hirundo +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Family Common Name Species Hirundinidae White-eyed river-martin Pseudochelidon sirintarae Timaliidae Grey-faced tit-babbler Macronous kelleyi An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Central Indochina dry forests

  • These include different redstarts (Muscicapidae), swallows (Hirundinidae), larks (Alaudidae), sparrows (Passeridae), common and European goldfinch (Fringillidae), and buntings.

    Baluchistan xeric woodlands

  • Family Common Name Species Hirundinidae White-eyed river-martin Pseudochelidon sirintarae

    Chao Phraya freshwater swamp forests

  • Hirundinidae, 21 species in which are to be found in Tanzania ... a quick little check and we really only have to decide between one "greater" or "lesser", the former with an orange rump and chestnut crown and nape, the latter described as "heavier" with rump and head a deeper red ... given the nuances of photography, a little finer detail is necessary to determine that the former's streaking is usually only discernible at close range (our subject has relatively bold streaking) but perhaps the most obvious distinction is that on the former, the ear coverts are white and on the latter, the entire head is orangey-red ... a confirming mark is that on the

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