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Pacific Swallow - Hirundo tahitica Picking up mud for nesting in the mangrove shoreline, Lembeh island. Geotagged,Hirundo tahitica,Indonesia,Pacific swallow,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Pacific Swallow - Hirundo tahitica

Picking up mud for nesting in the mangrove shoreline, Lembeh island.

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The Pacific swallow is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. It breeds in tropical southern Asia and the islands of the south Pacific. It is resident apart from some local seasonal movements. This bird is associated with coasts, but is increasingly spreading to forested uplands. The hill swallow was formerly considered conspecific.

This species is a small swallow at 13 cm. It has a blue back with browner wings and tail, a red face and throat, and dusky underparts. It differs.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Oct 26, 2019. Captured May 27, 2018 03:21 in Paudean, South Lembeh, Bitung City, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
  • SP-820UZ
  • f/5.7
  • 1/640s
  • ISO800
  • 160mm