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
2019-08-14 08:00Kotu Creek2
2019-08-20 06:00Mole NP--Samole loop (north end)3
2019-08-09 13:00Queen Elizabeth II NP--Kazinga Channel boat20
2019-08-19 15:19Murchison Falls NP--Kaniyo Pabidi Forest3
2019-08-11 10:30Nyabarongo River @ RN110
2019-08-18 08:56Bugesera Lodge1
2019-08-12 15:00Debre Birhan (general area)2
2019-08-11 08:30Maasai Mara NR (general please use more specific location if possible)2
2019-08-15 06:35Ole Sereni Hotel2
2019-08-18 09:50Lake Manyara NP (Arusha Province)3
2019-08-17 11:00Africa Safari Glamping Tented Camp1
2019-08-18 07:57Lake Manyara NP--Maramboi Tented Camp1
2019-08-10 14:58Chobe River--boat trip (Botswana)1
2019-08-12 08:00Arusha NP
2019-08-21 16:08Mosi-oa-Tunya NP2
2019-08-22 11:10Victoria Falls (Zambia side)1
2019-08-21 07:00Batini near USA River2
2019-08-12 10:48Tsavo East NP--Lugards Falls8
2019-08-22 15:43Gorongosa NP--Picada 1 Rd1
2019-08-11 06:53Gorongosa NP--Chitengo Camp4
2019-08-12 06:22Lake Panic Bird Hide2
2019-08-10 09:13Kruger NP--Malelane (Crocodile River Bridge)3
2019-08-19 07:48Kruger NP--Lower Sabie Rest Camp10
2019-08-18 11:22Kruger NP--Crocodile Bridge Camp2
2019-08-17 06:32Swazi-Hlane NP4
2019-08-15 06:55Phinda Private Game Reserve4
2019-08-18 09:41HiP--Imfolozi Section1
2019-08-21 06:12Bonamanzi Game Reserve2
2019-08-15 07:14St Lucia--bridge10
2019-08-19 17:00Vibhapar2
2019-08-11 13:30Nalsarovar Outskirts--Aniyali30
2019-08-12 07:00Hills surrounding Malnath Mahadev Temple1
2019-08-18 08:00Thol Bird Sanctuary5
2019-08-18 12:30Trevor's Tank10
2019-08-17 07:30Oriya Village Peace Park1
2019-08-18 07:35Bhandup Pumping Station, Mumbai3
2019-08-16 07:30Panje, Uran16
2019-08-18 08:00Bhimashankar WLS4
2019-08-17 07:03Shokaliya2
2019-08-21 11:30Kadave Khind2
2019-08-22 14:27Pashan Lake, Pune2
2019-08-18 17:00Riverside road, Anandnagar, Pune3
2019-08-17 11:10Panchgani2
2019-08-15 07:28Kaldari
2019-08-14 08:00Saswad, Pune Dt
2019-08-23 09:08Pilerne Lake2
2019-08-18 06:00Socorro Plateau3
2019-08-11 06:15Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali1
2019-08-11 09:00Yeshwant Sagar10
2019-08-15 13:00Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary
2019-08-12 06:16City Forest,Nagar Van,Chandigarh6
2019-08-11 06:00Jawaharpur,Derabassi,near Chandigarh12
2019-08-17 07:00Kheda Jhanjhrola HR/IN8
2019-08-11 08:45Galibpur village (Najafgarh)3
2019-08-11 10:41Najafgarh Jheel Area10
2019-08-11 06:40National Brain Research Centre Manesar IN-HR4
2019-08-22 17:54Tapti River--behind BTPS2
2019-08-10 06:00Basai Wetland20
2019-08-18 18:03Ashoka University5
2019-08-20 17:15Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Gurgaon4
2019-08-10 10:05Damdama Lake7
2019-08-13 07:36Sanjay Van1
2019-08-10 06:37Mangar village6
2019-08-17 07:45Okhla Bird Sanctuary
2019-08-20 17:24Surajpur Police line2
2019-08-18 09:15Surajpur Wetlands4
2019-08-11 09:55Shekhpur-Manjhawli, Faridabad IN/HR6
2019-08-15 17:30Dhanauri Wetlands -- Dhanauri Kalan East8
2019-08-11 13:37Malpe port, Udupi, Karnataka1
2019-08-19 17:25Forest Research Institute (FRI), New Forest Campus1
2019-08-14 06:30Ganga Barrage Bijnor8
2019-08-11 18:18Gujjar Basti, Gaindikhata2
2019-08-22 14:12Chemmattamvayal2
2019-08-12 07:30Patna Pakshi Vihar (Pundhir Bird sanctuary) Etah4
2019-08-20 16:24Payyanur College3
2019-08-18 06:45MADAYI PARA4
2019-08-15 12:30Ezhome5
2019-08-22 06:50Kattampally8
2019-08-15 11:05Kakkad Palliprom Road1
2019-08-18 08:30Munderi Kadavu Bird Sanctuary3
2019-08-17 10:02Brindavan Garden, KRS, Mandya Dt1
2019-08-15 12:14Mysore City Bird Atlas 30A, Lingambudhi Lake, Mysore2
2019-08-12 07:00Ameenpur Lake4
2019-08-10 08:19Cauvery WLS--Bheemeshwari Fishing & Nature Camp1
2019-08-18 15:15Cauvery WLS--General Area4
2019-08-21 07:58Yelahanka Kere, Bangalore2
2019-08-22 07:33Kogilu Kere, Bangalore2
2019-08-12 16:12Gomti Riverfront Park