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
2021-05-08 08:20Gunjur7
2021-05-08 06:00Garamba NP
2021-05-14 19:01Kaisosi River Lodge3
2021-04-19 14:30Gisakura Guest House
2021-04-28 15:39Ngepi Camp Lodge2
2021-05-01 06:39Murchison Falls NP--Paraa Safari Lodge to Tangi Gate2
2021-05-08 08:02UMUSAMBI VILLAGE - Wetlands and Grey Crowned Crane rehabilitation4
2021-05-01 12:28Camp Kwando2
2021-05-07 13:11Caprivi Houseboat Lodge1
2021-05-08 10:29Kaingu Safari Lodge4
2021-05-09 10:19Kafue NP--McBrides Camp5
2021-05-08 04:58andBeyond Matetsi River Lodge1
2021-05-08 06:55Livingstone Treatment Works3
2021-05-08 09:00Mt Moroto Foothills1
2021-05-08 06:40Victoria Falls Sewerage Ponds
2021-05-13 07:26Zambezi River near Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side)1
2021-05-14 09:24Victoria Falls (Zambia side)2
2021-05-08 07:28Yala Swamp and Lake Kanyaboli (general)1
2021-05-08 06:05Nsobe Camp1
2021-05-10 11:36Kisumu Sewage Waste Recycling Centre30
2021-05-08 07:16Grumeti Game Reserve1
2021-05-02 06:26Mulungushi Dam4
2021-05-09 11:02Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle
2021-05-09 13:00Naboisho Conservancy
2021-05-01 08:03St Andrews Turi, KE (-0.279, 35.764)1
2021-05-09 08:58Royal Zambezi Lodge2
2021-05-08 06:37Lower Zambezi NP1
2021-05-08 00:17Malewa River Lodge3
2021-05-08Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ngorongoro Crater
2021-05-08 10:08Aberdare NP2
2021-04-25 08:46Ol Pejeta Conservancy2
2021-04-24 09:52Ataye Wetlands1
2021-05-15 14:42South Luangwa NP
2021-04-27 08:30KEFRI Lands, Kikuyu3
2021-05-08 05:31South Luangwa NP--Mfuwe Lodge
2021-05-08 06:50Nairobi NP--Nagolomon Dam1
2021-05-08 07:57Nairobi NP5
2021-04-23 07:11Samburu NR2
2021-05-08 07:05Dandora WTP, Ruai1
2021-04-17 09:00Magongo Hills1
2021-05-13 14:50Arusha Airport1
2021-04-19 07:36Amboseli western access (Namanga to Meshanani Gate)
2021-05-08 11:42Masinga Dam2
2021-05-08 08:02Arusha NP4
2021-05-08 07:50Danish Forest10
2021-05-08 16:09Amboseli NP6
2021-04-25 06:27Amboseli NP--Ol Tukai Lodge1
2021-05-08 07:39Lake Chivero NP1
2021-05-14 16:32Harare--Mukuvisi Woodlands2
2021-05-08 16:40Cleveland Dam/Haka Game Park8
2021-05-15 11:00Tsavo West NP--southern section4
2021-05-08 08:27Dzalanyama Forest Reserve3
2021-05-08 12:27Pungwe River bridge2
2021-05-08 18:21Katiyo Tea Estate2
2021-05-08 13:30Msambweni--Mukurumudzi River and Estuary6
2021-05-08 16:42Tiwi Beach--Kongo River Estuary
2021-05-04 14:39Gonarezhou NP--Chipinda Pools3
2021-04-17 11:45Mansoor Hotel2
2021-04-30 15:29Liwonde National Park2
2021-05-08 17:30Ambassador Hotel2
2021-05-11 15:44Manda Island (incl. airport)2
2021-04-28 16:51Kruger NP--Shimuwini Bushveld Camp2
2021-04-28 08:55Kruger NP--Mopani Camp3
2021-04-28 10:55Kruger NP--Shipandani Overnight Hide2
2021-04-26 07:06Nelspruit--Friedenheim Area1
2021-04-25 06:51Kruger NP--Phabeni to Skukuza3
2021-05-01 09:04Lake Panic Bird Hide2
2021-04-27 10:54Kruger NP--Skukuza Camp3
2021-04-25 06:54Kruger NP--Napi Rd to Skukuza/H1-1
2021-05-02 13:48Kruger NP--Lower Sabie Rest Camp10
2021-05-08 07:48Klipfontein Bird Sanctuary1
2021-05-16 10:33Macaneta-- Wetland, dune forests and coast
2021-04-27 05:53Bazaruto NP--Bazaruto Island12
2021-05-12 08:20Vilankulos (general area)1
2021-04-28 15:36Casa Babi4
2021-05-10 08:45Mkhuze GR--kwaMalibala Hide1
2021-05-08 07:25Mkhuze GR--Kumasinga Hide1
2021-05-08 09:59Mkhuze GR--Nsumo Pan2
2021-05-08Lagoa Nhassive3
2021-05-08 06:03Dunes de Dovela2
2021-04-17 14:57Al Maha Forest--southern desert lakes3
2021-04-30 06:24Al Maha Forest--Pivot Fields (no access)2
2021-05-15 13:31Haleji Lake35
2021-04-21 10:30Ranjitsagar Dam3
2021-05-12 17:34Nyari-1 Dam15
2021-04-23 07:33Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary8
2021-04-25 08:05Nalsarovar Outskirts--Shahpur2
2021-05-07 16:43Nalsarovar--Boating Point3
2021-04-17 09:30Nalsarovar--Flamingo Sankul2
2021-04-22 07:21Pond on Nawa Bandar- Airport Rd12
2021-04-22 06:45Lake on New Port - Airport Rd2
2021-04-20 07:12Avaniya Lake3
2021-04-25 08:40Thol Bird Sanctuary4
2021-05-16 07:18Rancharda Lake7
2021-05-15 11:15Gatehara Lake2
2021-04-29 11:51Rohni7
2021-05-09 12:21Gobarapura Reservoir1
2021-05-01 12:03Indroda Nature Park2
2021-05-05 12:55Narmada Canal, Karai3
2021-05-05 07:09Sant Sarovar2
2021-04-18 06:11Pariej Lake8
2021-05-10 19:45Lokhandwala Lake
2021-04-25 07:00Ganeshghol temple, Shilphata5
2021-04-28 06:45Mothi Desai Village Park (Padle)4
2021-05-04 17:30Bhopar grasslands, Thane6
2021-05-10 07:33Sector 17, Kharghar1
2021-04-19 11:00Gavdevi Mandir, Kharad-Malang7
2021-05-06 06:52Barvi Forest Range2
2021-05-11 08:15Tal Chhapar Sanctuary10
2021-04-17 07:25Riverside road, Anandnagar, Pune2
2021-05-04 14:24Jhal Thikriwala4
2021-05-04 14:23Jhal Thikriwala- Punjab4
2021-05-10 16:50Shirgao, Bicholim3
2021-04-22 06:38Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology2
2021-05-12 07:15SeaMist Colva village pond2
2021-05-09 06:22Urban Estate Area Jalandhar Punjab3
2021-05-16 17:00Nakane Lake2
2021-05-16 18:18Kot Baandh2
2021-05-08 16:50Maina-Raia Wetlands6
2021-05-07 06:58Durga Lake & Surounding Chinchinim2
2021-05-11 18:10Punjab Agricultural University11
2021-05-15 17:26Kiraksal Biodiversity Region--Jambhalhel3
2021-05-08 17:05Kiraksal1
2021-05-08 14:46Kiraksal Biodiversity Region--Nali grasslands1
2021-05-06 05:32Mattewara Forest9
2021-04-20 17:28Miraj canal2
2021-05-09 09:55Lake Man Sagar, Jaipur1
2021-04-24 06:00Ashapur, Madhya Pradesh, IN (22.499, 75.741)3
2021-04-17 10:40Kelgeri Kere ಕೆಲಗೇರಿ ಕೆರೆ2
2021-05-03 07:09Goshala, Yamai Talao, Pandharpur2
2021-05-06 08:19Vishnupad temple, Solapur3
2021-04-29 07:21Barkur Wetlands15
2021-05-08 07:37Tapti River--behind BTPS1
2021-04-29 18:10Pimprisekam-River Bhogawati6
2021-04-29 16:18Herga Temple Road, Herga2
2021-05-14 07:35Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar--New Park2
2021-04-19 07:14Golikatte2
2021-04-23 17:11Shettybettu 3 Parkala School Side1
2021-04-27 07:00Tilyar Lake Rohtak IN/HR6
2021-05-14 08:00Dighal5
2021-05-14 07:00Manjalpaade, Mangalore1
2021-05-09 08:00Mundakhera Flat -- Jhajjar2
2021-05-08 17:15Peralathvayal3
2021-04-16 17:48Kudremukha NP--KIOCL Township3
2021-04-28 08:25RK Puram--Sector 31
2021-05-11 09:05Kuniyan Wetland-Main1
2021-04-26 08:56Ezhome3
2021-05-16 07:29Januna Lake, Khamgaon2
2021-04-18 07:40Mas Reservoir and Spillway5
2021-05-07 06:14Kattampally7
2021-04-29 06:32Mappila Bay1
2021-04-28 12:29Karikkankandichira3
2021-05-03 08:55Chemmadam3
2021-05-08 06:34Bharatpur--Malah Road Marsh2
2021-04-24 09:01Bharatpur17
2021-04-19 16:20Lotus Pond (Sakleshpur-Hassan Road)3
2021-04-25 04:25Sisa Udegaon Lake
2021-05-14 16:09Wildlife Institute of India Campus2
2021-05-13 06:50Curzon Road, Dalanwala, Dehradun1
2021-05-16 08:00Indian Institute of Petroleum5
2021-05-13 06:53Gujjar Basti Mazar Trail1
2021-05-13 06:37Gujjar Basti, Gaindikhata4
2021-04-22 08:50Gaindi Khata6
2021-04-18 08:55Krishnaraja Sagar -confluence of River Kaveri, Hemavathi & Laxmanathirtha, Mandya & Mysore Dts1
2021-04-26 07:15Chhatri Lake--Backwaters, Amravati6
2021-04-26 07:20Avverahalli3
2021-04-26 10:13Mysore City Bird Atlas 30B, Srirampura 2nd Stage1
2021-05-07 07:20Subbayyana kere (Shanubhogana Kere) ಸುಬ್ಬಯ್ಯನ ಕೆರೆ2
2021-05-02 12:23Savanga Lake, Amravati5
2021-05-04 07:20Kamana kere hundi (Kesare Doddakere) Mysore City Bird Atlas 10B ಕಾಮನಕೆರೆ ಹುಂಡಿ2
2021-05-09 07:30Chikka Ankanahallikere ಚಿಕ್ಕ ಅಂಕನಹಳ್ಳಿ ಕೆರೆ5
2021-05-14 17:17Tirumakudalu Narasipura1
2021-04-24 15:19Pachmarhi--Overall4
2021-04-21 08:19Madan Dam60
2021-04-18 07:11Kommaghatta Lake1
2021-05-02 06:30Cauvery WLS--General Area2
2021-05-11 17:52Hanuman mandir, Laprasy Foundation, Swastik Colony1
2021-04-16 17:31Bandemutt3
2021-05-07 17:00Vrishabhavati River1
2021-04-27 07:25Byatarayana Doddi Lake4
2021-04-24 08:45Anjanapura / Avalahalli Kere2
2021-05-16 07:46Jigani Kere3
2021-04-27 06:17Sonnapura2
2021-04-18 07:10Bettakote Lake10
2021-04-17 06:45Hoskote / Hosakote Kere1
2021-05-08 17:14Lanjja Cheruvu5
2021-04-28 18:17Gorewada Lake, Nagpur4
2021-05-06 08:00Singinawa Jungle Lodge1
2021-05-05 18:15Belaudi Tank, Chhattisgarh, IN (21.011, 81.457)8
2021-04-19 06:44Mae Taeng Irrigation Project2
2021-05-06 14:00Lanna Pinery Home1
2021-05-10 17:23Mae Faek paddies1