Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Hirundinidae.

Etymologies

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Latin hirundo ("swallow")

Examples

  • • Among fome Cbinefe drawings belonging to the late Dr. Fotberglll, I ob - ferved one, called Hirundo •vulgaris, wholly white: the bill red, and (hort: the wings long: the tail feathers even, except the two outer ones, which were an inch and a half longer than the reft: the legs red.

    A general synopsis of birds [microform]

  • Hirundo rustica was the previous entry in this blog.

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  • The avifauna includes golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus, scaled quail Callipepla squamata, Mexican spotted owl Strix occidentalis lucida, great horned owl Bubo virginianus, roadrunner Geococcyx californina, loggerhead shrike Lanius ludovicianus, and cave swallow Hirundo fulva of which the Cavern Natural Entrance has the largest colony in the northern hemisphere which breeds there in the summer.

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States

  • Nyika National Park on the Nyika Plateau in the Southern Rift supports the worlds largest breeding population of blue swallow (Hirundo atrocaerulea, VU).

    Biological diversity in the Eastern Afromontane

  • Northern migratory species winter in the savanna, such as spotted sandpiper Actitis macularia, barn swallow Hirundo rustica and blackpoll warbler Dendroica striata.

    Canaima National Park, Venezuela

  • Other birds include rock and cliff haunting species, such as alpine swift Apus melba, crag martin Hirundo rupestris and red-rumped swallow Hirundo daurica.

    Meteora Group of Monasteries, Greece

  • The ecoregion lies within the eastern portion of the Cameroon and Gabon Lowlands endemic bird area (EBA), and includes forest batis (Batis minima), Rachel's malimbe (Malimbus racheliae), and forest swallow (Hirundo fuliginosa).

    Northwestern Congolian lowland forests

  • The ecoregion also contains part of the South Ethiopian highlands endemic bird area, centered on the forests, grasslands, and thickets to the southwest of the Bale Mountains and including the Yabello Sanctuary at around 1,700 meters where the endemic Sidamo lark (Heteromirafra sidamoensis, EN), white-tailed swallow (Hirundo megaensis, VU) and Ethiopian bush-crow (Zavattariornis stresemanni, VU) occur.

    Ethiopian montane forests

  • The barn swallow Hirundo rustica is one of the most widely distributed bird species.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Ducks and geese frequent it in the spring and fall, the white-bellied swallows (Hirundo bicolor) skim over it, and the peetweets (Totanus macularius) “teeter” along its stony shores all summer.

    Walden

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