The wire-tailed swallow (Hirundo smithii) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. It has two subspecies: H. s. smithii, which occurs throughout Africa, and H. s. filifera, which is found in southern and southeastern Asia. It is mainly resident, but populations in Pakistan and northern India migrate further south in winter. The genus name Hirundo is the Latin word for swallow. The species name smithii commemorates Christen Smith, a Norwegian botanist and geologist.
Wire-tailed Swallow
Date Location Count
2020-06-20 07:27Nyabarongo River @ RN14
2020-06-20 07:27Nyabarongo river wetlands - SW of Kigali
2020-06-27 07:34Nyandungu Wetland3
2020-06-27 11:00Serengeti NP--Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp2
2020-06-28 06:00Serengeti NP--Lahia Lodge1
2020-07-15 05:59Angama Lodge (Ol Kurruk)1
2020-07-11 08:56Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle2
2020-06-20 06:10Mara North Conservancy--Serian2
2020-06-23 06:40Naretoi5
2020-06-30 06:20Serengeti NP--Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge2
2020-07-04 06:15Nairobi NP
2020-06-29 06:00Tsavo West NP--northern section
2020-06-19 07:44Mikumi NP--Vuma Rd5
2020-07-02 06:00Lower Galana River, Tsavo East NP
2020-07-06 12:36Kruger NP--Bridge over Luvuvhu River
2020-07-08 07:03Kruger NP--Reedbuckvlei (restricted access)
2020-07-09 15:37Kruger NP--Crooks Corner
2020-07-12 16:12Chilojo Cliffs2
2020-07-06 07:38Kruger NP--Mopani Camp
2020-07-12 09:32Kruger NP--Mooiplaas Picnic Site
2020-07-01 10:31Kruger NP--S118
2020-07-01 13:30Kruger NP--Malelane Gate (Crocodile River Bridge)2
2020-07-01 08:21Kruger NP--S25 (east)
2020-06-15 11:18Kruger NP--Sunset Dam2
2020-06-15 09:45Kruger NP--Lower Sabie Rest Camp
2020-07-13 06:00Ngwenya Lodge1
2020-07-10 07:28Royal Jozini Game Reserve1
2020-07-08 14:30Royal Jozini GR—Imvubu Lodge (private—advance reservation required)1
2020-07-12 07:16Royal Jozini--Ndlovu Slipway1
2020-07-04 09:30Dunes de Dovela2
2020-07-04 18:10Balaji Park Society5
2020-07-13Nyari-1 Dam1
2020-06-22 09:06Randarda Lake2
2020-07-12 09:01Rancharda Lake2
2020-07-02 07:00Ratna Lake1
2020-07-02 18:09Kuda Beach1
2020-06-20Narda Wetland1
2020-07-05 17:00Pariej Lake20
2020-06-20 11:48Matar Outskirts1
2020-06-15 19:04Timbi Lake2
2020-06-19 16:39Bhandup Pumping Station -- creek mudflats4
2020-06-26 06:43Bhandup Pumping Station, Mumbai4
2020-06-17 07:15Padlegaon, Navi Mumbai4
2020-06-20 22:49Kopar Wetlands- Juni Dombivli - Ganesh Ghat1
2020-06-22 07:40Umbarli gaon2
2020-06-20 07:30Gavdevi Mandir, Kharad-Malang1
2020-07-11 10:00Nisarga Mitra Farm area, Badlapur2
2020-07-05 05:30Menar Lake1
2020-06-21 07:33Gangapur Nursery, Nasik5
2020-06-27 06:30Pathardi Phata2
2020-07-05 10:00Kadave Khind1
2020-06-17 09:00Kudje-Mutha Road3
2020-06-28 08:00Pabe ghat5
2020-06-30 06:28Anasagar Lake8
2020-06-23 10:05Harike Bird Sanctuary4
2020-06-26 17:10Mahatma Society, Kothrud1
2020-07-11 18:00Riverside road, Anandnagar, Pune2
2020-06-28 06:30Ottu Lake, Sirsa, IN/HR4
2020-06-30 18:30Near Kot Qaim Khan on Left Bank of Sutlej River6
2020-07-11 10:00Saswad, Pune Dt
2020-06-26 12:21Jhal Thikriwala- Punjab8
2020-07-05 10:47Shirgao, Bicholim5
2020-07-01 07:43Divar Island3
2020-07-01 06:40Khaira Bet5
2020-07-03 17:54Kiraksal Biodiversity Region--Satara2
2020-07-05 17:18Kiraksal2
2020-07-10 10:52Rajpura--Patiala1
2020-06-19 16:51Tapti River--behind BTPS2
2020-07-08 18:40Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar--Punjab2
2020-07-14 17:14Pimprisekam-River Bhogawati6
2020-07-02 07:28Mote Majra Lake5
2020-07-08 17:44MoteMajra Lake5
2020-06-21 18:00Dhanas lake20
2020-06-16 06:27Hatnur Dam (IBA)2
2020-06-27 05:50Jayanti Devi Dam2
2020-07-06 05:47Perch Check Dam2
2020-06-18 05:45Sukhna lake Chandigarh6
2020-06-30 10:07Sukhna Lake Reserve Forest4
2020-06-30 16:27Sukhna Migratory bird watching point3
2020-06-26 15:45Manjalpaade, Mangalore3
2020-07-03 05:31Thappli Nature Park, Panchkula, Hr-IN10
2020-06-26 05:51Berwala Bird Sanctuary2
2020-07-13 07:15Kheda Jhanjhrola HR/IN6
2020-07-01 07:00Mundakhera Flat -- Jhajjar5
2020-07-14 06:59Sultanpur Flat Bee-eater area3
2020-06-20 06:00Najafgarh Drain (Dhansa Barrage) HR/IN5
2020-07-01 10:30Sultanpur Flats4
2020-06-27 08:24Sultanpur National park and Flats2
2020-07-12 16:46Budhera WTP, Gurgaon2
2020-07-04 05:27Amity University, Gurgaon--Herbal Garden1
2020-07-15 05:50National Brain Research Centre Manesar IN-HR3
2020-07-12 16:00Basai Wetland4
2020-07-04 17:47Peralathvayal2
2020-07-11 07:03Bhondsi Nature Park3
2020-07-13 17:05Chemmattamvayal1
2020-07-10 17:42Udinur Vayal2
2020-07-12 06:33Mangar Bani5
2020-07-07 18:30RK Puram--Sector 31
2020-06-27 17:16Sanjay Van10
2020-07-12 17:49Kuniyan Wetlands2
2020-07-05 08:30Edattummal1
2020-07-14 07:45Sunder Nursery, Nizamuddin2
2020-07-15 06:30Madayi Paara3
2020-06-20 14:10Ezhome2
2020-06-18 18:41Leisure Valley Park, Faridabad IN-HR1
2020-07-06 06:08Khamgaon, Buldhana Dt6
2020-06-27 08:00Ayyoth2
2020-07-05 08:43Nagli-Bahrampur Noida Yamuna Bank IN/Dl1
2020-07-11 07:35Madakkara1
2020-06-28 06:45Kalesar National Park Haryana5
2020-06-21 06:15South East Noida -- Kulesara7
2020-07-14 06:35Kattampally10
2020-07-10 10:13Mappila Beach3
2020-07-04 07:34Kakkad Palliprom Road2
2020-07-10 13:12Saharanpur Railway Station2
2020-07-04 06:54Surajpur Police line3
2020-06-21 07:19Chikmagalur1
2020-06-28 07:13Dhanauri Wetlands -- Dhanauri Kalan East4
2020-07-01 10:12Ankasamudra Bird Sanctuary2
2020-07-11 16:05kumbhari lake, Akola
2020-07-12 07:55Sisa udegaon Lake Akola
2020-07-15 08:29Wildlife Institute of India Campus4
2020-06-22 17:52Wildlife Institute of India Campus--Nature Trail7
2020-06-19 17:45Curzon Road, Dalanwala, Dehradun1
2020-07-09 06:38Indian Institute of Petroleum15
2020-07-14 06:30Haiderpur Wetlands and Ganga Barrage2
2020-07-10 17:37Songtsen Library, Kirsali9
2020-06-25 07:00Chambal River, Morena
2020-07-11 12:46Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve8
2020-06-19 17:35Nalowala8
2020-06-23 14:31Gujjar Basti, Gaindikhata1
2020-06-29 06:12Nagla Kanch , Rati Ka Nagla Wetland
2020-07-08 16:03Mysore City Bird Atlas 2C, Hebbal Lake, behind Horticulture dept4
2020-07-12 17:36Mysore City Bird Atlas 30 B, Srirampura 2nd Stage Mysore1
2020-07-11 08:37Veerabhadreswar Temple2
2020-06-28 07:10Bijrani3
2020-07-09 10:45Haripura Reservoir6
2020-07-05 11:21Baur Reservoir, Haldwani5
2020-06-18 17:15Kommaghatta Lake1
2020-06-23 06:30Aagara-BM Kaval Kere (near Valley School)1
2020-06-26 10:10Vrishabhavati River2
2020-07-11 06:15Thottikallu Falls2
2020-07-14 06:50Yelahanka Kere6
2020-06-22 08:19Anjanapura Central Park2
2020-07-10 07:49Byatarayana Doddi Lake2
2020-06-27 05:58Jaipurdoddi2
2020-06-15 08:00Kannuru Kere1
2020-06-24 06:15Dodda Begur Kere3
2020-06-20 07:05Kalkere Lake6
2020-06-30 16:22Saul Kere / Sowl Kere1
2020-06-20 06:26Hennagara Lake10
2020-06-23 08:44Malligurki Kere1
2020-06-29 07:20Mihan, Nagpur2
2020-06-24 06:45Junona lake, Chandrapur1
2020-07-05 18:13Narrai6
2020-07-05 06:45Lohara Lake, Gondia6
2020-06-26 17:30Bandhavgarh NP8
2020-07-11 08:21Naya Raipur--Courser Bhaata2
2020-06-30 08:25Ping River at Nong Machap2