Bird Families of the World

Red-chested Swallow

Swallows are highly specialized aerial insectivores. They are found around the world on all continents, including occasionally in Antarctica

The family is Hirundinidae

There are 86 species placed in 19 genera.

So far I have photographed 25 different species.

To make it easier you can find the genus name combined with the species name (visible when displaying the photograph)

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Updated 30/04/2020


Swallows and Martins  Photographed species in the following genera

Pygochelidon With 2 species (1)
Stelgidopteryx With 2 species (2)
Tachycineta With 9 species (3)
Riparia With 6 species (1)
Phedina With 2 species (1)
Ptyonoprogne With 3 species (2)
Hirundo With 15 species (7)
Cecropis With 8 species (6)
Delichon With 3 species (1)
Progne With 6 species (1)