Local Name (Malay): Layang-layang Pasifik ("Pacific Kite")
Featured Subspecies: Tirundo tahitica javanica
NO UK STATUS / IUCN Red List: Least Concern
The Pacific Swallow is a fairly typical red-throated swallow in many ways - similar to the globally distributed Barn Swallow on first inspection. However, on closer examination, a few defining features begin to stand out - the lack of a dark chest band between red and white, duskier underparts and a shorter tail. It is however also a little different behaviorally from the Barn Swallow, being principally a coastal species, being resident and it's range being restricted to the tropics.
SUBSPECIES: H. t. javanica, H. t. namiyei, H. t. frontalis, H. t. ambiens, H. t. subfusca, H. t. tahitica
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MALAYSIA - Description
Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List