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Hirundinidae

Brown-bellied swallow

Notiochelidon murina Photo by Leif Gabrielsen (iGoTerra) Common name:brown-bellied swallow (en); andorinha-de-barriga-castanha (pt); hirondelle à ventre brun (fr); golondrina ventriparda (es); mausschwalbe (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily HirundinidaeRange:This species is found along the Andes from western Venezuela south to central Bolivia.Size:These birds are 14 cm long and weigh about 12,5 g.Habitat:The brown-bellied swallow is mostly found in open […]

White-banded swallow

Atticora fasciata Photo by Josef Widmer (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:white-banded swallow (en); peitoril (pt); hirondelle à ceinture blanche (fr); golondrina fajiblanca (es); weißbandschwalbe (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily Hirundinidae Range:This species is found from southern Colombia, southern and eastern Venezuelas and the Guyanas south through eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru and northern Brazil and into northern Bolivia and […]

Blue-and-white swallow

Pygochelidon cyanoleuca Photo by Dario Sanches (Wikipedia) Common name:blue-and-white swallow (en); andorinha-pequena-de-casa (pt); hirondelle bleu et blanc (fr); golondrina barranquera (es); schwarzsteißschwalbe (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily HirundinidaeRange:This species is found throughout most of South America, being found from southern Costa Rica down to Tierra del Fuego, but mostly absent from the Amazon river basin. The southernmost populations […]

Blue saw-wing

Psalidoprocne pristoptera Photo by Per Holmen (Per’s Birding Pages) Common name:blue saw-wing (en); andorinha-preta (pt); hirondelle hérissée (fr); golondrina negra (es); erz-schwalbe (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily HirundinidaeRange:This species is found in sub-Saharan Africa, from Nigeria to Ethiopia and south to Angola, Zambia, northern Zimbabwe, Mozambique and eastern South Africa.Size:These birds are 12-15 cm long and weigh 10-13 […]

White-rumped swallow

Tachycineta leucorrhoa Photo by Carlos Gussoni (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:white-rumped swallow (en); andorinha-de-sobre-branco (pt); hirondelle à diadème (fr); golondrina cejiblanca (es); weißbürzelschwalbe (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily HirundinidaeRange:This species is found from central Brazil and Bolivia to north-eastern Argentina.Size:These birds are 13-14 cm long and weigh about 20 g.Habitat:The white-rumped swallow is found over open habitats, usually […]

Banded martin

Riparia cincta Photo by Ian White (Flickr) Common name:banded martin (en); andorinha-das-barreiras-de-colar (pt); hirondelle à collier (fr); avión cinchado (es); weißbrauen-uferschwalbe (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily HirundinidaeRange:This African species is found breeding from Ethiopia, through Kenya, D.R. Congo and Angola, and south to South Africa. The more southern population migrate north to winter in from Gabon and the […]

White-throated swallow

Hirundo albigularis Photo by Jeff Poklen (PBase) Common name:white-throated swallow (en); andorinha-de-garganta-branca (pt); hirondelle à gorge blanche (fr); golondrina gorgiblanca (es); weißkehlschwalbe (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily HirundinidaeRange:This species is found breeding in across South Africa and marginally across the border into southern Namibia and southern Botswana. They migrate north to winter from Angola to Zimbabwe, Mozambique and […]

House martin

Delichon urbicum (Photo from Wild About Britain) Common name:house martin (en); andorinha-dos-beirais (pt); hirondelle de fenêtre (fr); avión común (es); mehlschwalbe (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily HirundinidaeRange:This species breeds throughout most of Europe and the middle and northern latitudes of Asia, and also in north-western Africa and the Middle East. They migrate south to winter in Africa south […]

Cliff swallow

Petrochelidon pyrrhonota (Photo from Birds) Common name:cliff swallow (en); andorinha-de-dorso-acanelado (pt); hirondelle à front blanc (fr); golondrina de alcantarilla (es); fahlstirnschwalbe (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily HirundinidaeRange:This species breeds throughout most of North America, migrating south to winter in South America, from Venezuela to northern Argentina.Size:These birds are 13-15 cm long and have a wingspan of 28-30 cm. They weigh […]

Eurasian crag martin

Ptyonoprogne rupestris Photo by Ahmet Karatash (Trek Nature) Common name: Eurasian crag martin (en); andorinha-das-rochas (pt); hirondelle de rochers (fr); avión roquero (es); felsenschwalbe (de) Taxonomy: Order Passeriformes Family Hirundinidae Range: This species is found from the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco, along the Mediterranean coasts, and through Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan all the way […]