Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swallows :: Wire-tailed Swallow
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
Described by: Leach (1818)
Alternate common name(s): African Wire-tailed Swallow, Asian Wire-tailed Swallow
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeTropical Africa. C. Asia s. to India and se. Asia;
(1) Sengambia, , s. Mali, and c. Ivory Coast, n. Ghana, n. and c. Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, n. and e. Zaire, c. and s. Sudan, Ethiopia, and w. Somalia, and s. outside rainforest zones to Angola, n. Namibia, n. Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and ne. South Africa (ne. Transvaal, Swaziland and ne. Natal).
(2) S. Uzbekistan, s. Tadjikistan, Afghanistan, n. Pakistan, India, sw. Nepal, Burma, n. Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and c. Vietnam (s. Annam).
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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