Hirundinidae (swallows, martins…)

Under construction

Number of genera: 18
Number of species: 90
Number of species completed: 13
In French: page des hirondelles en Français

SF Pseudochelidoninae:


Genus Pseudochelidon – 2 species
African River Martin Pseudochelidon eurystomina
White-eyed River Martin Pseudochelidon sirintarae

SF Hirundininae:

Tribu Prognini:


Genus Phedina – 3 species
Brazza’s Martin Phedina brazzae
Mascarene Martin Phedina borbonica
Banded Martin Phedina cincta


Genus Riparia – 5 species
Brown-throated Martin / Plain Martin Riparia paludicola
Grey-throated Martin Riparia chinensis
Congo Martin Riparia congica
Bank Swallow / Sand Martin Riparia riparia
Pale Martin / Pale Sand Martin Riparia diluta


Genus Tachycineta – 9 species
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyaneoviridis
Golden Swallow Tachycineta euchrysea
White-rumped Swallow Tachycineta leucorrhoa
Chilean Swallow Tachycineta leucopyga
Tumbes Swallow Tachycineta stolzmanni
Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea
White-winged Swallow Tachycineta albiventer


Genus Atticora – 3 species
White-banded Swallow Atticora fasciata
Black-capped Swallow Atticora pileata
White-thighed Swallow Atticora tibialis


Genus Pygochelidon – 2 species
Blue-and-white Swallow Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
Black-collared Swallow Pygochelidon melanoleuca


Genus Alopochelidon – 1 species
Tawny-headed Swallow Alopochelidon fucata


Genus Orochelidon – 3 species
Pale-footed Swallow Orochelidon flavipes
Brown-bellied Swallow Orochelidon murina
Andean Swallow Orochelidon andecola


Genus Stelgidopteryx – 2 species
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis


Genus Progne – 9 species
Brown-chested Martin Progne tapera
Sinaloa Martin Progne sinaloae
Caribbean Martin Progne dominicensis
Cuban Martin Progne cryptoleuca
Purple Martin Progne subis
Grey-breasted Martin Progne chalybea
Southern Martin Progne elegans
Peruvian Martin Progne murphyi
Galapagos Martin Progne modesta

Tribu Psalidoprocnini:


Genus Pseudhirundo – 1 species
Grey-rumped Swallow Pseudhirundo griseopyga


Genus Cheramoeca – 1 species
White-backed Swallow Cheramoeca leucosterna


Genus Psalidoprocne – 5 species
Square-tailed Sawwing Psalidoprocne nitens
Mountain Sawwing Psalidoprocne fuliginosa
Fanti Sawwing Psalidoprocne obscura
White-headed Sawwing Psalidoprocne albiceps
Black Sawwing Psalidoprocne pristoptera

Tribu Hirundinini:


Genus Ptyonoprogne – 5 species
* Eurasian Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne rupestris
Dusky Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne concolor
Pale Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne obsoleta
Large Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula
* Red-throated Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne rufigula


Genus Hirundo – 15 species
Blue Swallow / Montane Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea
Black-and-rufous Swallow Hirundo nigrorufa
Pied-winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma
White-tailed Swallow Hirundo megaensis
Pearl-breasted Swallow Hirundo dimidiata
* Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena
* House Swallow Hirundo javanica
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica
Hill Swallow Hirundo domicola
White-throated Swallow Hirundo albigularis
* Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
White-bibbed Swallow / White-throated Blue Swallow Hirundo nigrita
* Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
* Angolan Swallow Hirundo angolensis
Red-chested Swallow Hirundo lucida
Ethiopian Swallow Hirundo aethiopica


Genus Delichon – 3 species
* Northern House Martin Delichon urbicum
Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus
Nepal House Martin Delichon nipalense


Genus Cecropis – 9 species
* Greater Striped Swallow Cecropis cucullata
* Striated Swallow Cecropis striolata
Rufous-bellied Swallow Cecropis badia
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
West African Swallow Cecropis domicella
* Sri Lanka Swallow Cecropis hyperythra
* Lesser Striped Swallow Cecropis abyssinica
* Rufous-chested Swallow Cecropis semirufa
Mosque Swallow Cecropis senegalensis


Genus Petrochelidon – 11 species
Streak-throated Swallow Petrochelidon fluvicola
Fairy Martin Petrochelidon ariel
Tree Martin Petrochelidon nigricans
Red-throated Swallow Petrochelidon rufigula
Preuss’s Swallow Petrochelidon preussi
Red Sea Swallow / Red Sea Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon perdita
South African Swallow Petrochelidon spilodera
Forest Swallow Petrochelidon fuliginosa
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
Chestnut-collared Swallow Petrochelidon rufocollaris

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SP # 56 25/02/18 Hirundo angolensis   S
Angola Swallow (constr.) – – – Hirondelle d’Angola (full)

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