Family Hirundinidae Rafinesque 1815 (swallow)

Aves - Passeriformes - Hirundinidae

Parent taxon: Passeriformes according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Baird 1992, Lambrecht 1933, Parmalee 1992 and Wetmore 1962

Sister taxa: Acanthisittidae, Acanthizidae, Acrocephalidae, Alaudidae, Artamidae, Atrichornithidae, Bernieridae, Bombycillidae, Calcariidae, Callaeidae, Calyptophilidae, Campephagidae, Cardinalidae, Certhiidae, Cinclidae, Cinclosomatidae, Climacteridae, Corvidae, Cracticidae, Dasyornithidae, Dicaeidae, Dulidae, Emberizidae, Estrildidae, Eurylaimidae, Fringillidae, Furnariidae, Icteridae, Laniidae, Locustellidae, Macrosphenidae, Maluridae, Meliphagidae, Menurae, Mimidae, Mohoidae, Mohouidae, Monarchidae, Motacillidae, Muscicapidae, Nectariniidae, Oriolidae, Orthonychidae, Oscines, Pachycephalidae, Paradisaeidae, Paridae, Parulidae, Passerellidae, Passeres, Passeridae, Petroicidae, Phaenicophilidae, Phylloscopidae, Pipridae, Ploceidae, Polioptilidae, Prunellidae, Psophodidae, Ptilonorhynchidae, Pycnonotidae, Rhinocryptidae, Rhipiduridae, Scotocercidae, Sittidae, Spindalidae, Sturnidae, Sylviidae, Thraupidae, Tityridae, Troglodytidae, Turdidae, Tyrannidae, Vangidae, Vireonidae, Wieslochia, Winnicavis, Zosteropidae

Subtaxa: Cecropis Delichon Hirundo Petrochelidon Phedina Riparia Tachycineta

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Ecology: volant insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (6 collections), the Bahamas (2), the Dominican Republic (2), Greece (3), Hungary (2), Italy (3), Madagascar (1), Pitcairn (2), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (3), United States (7: Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Virginia, Wyoming), Venezuela (1)

Total: 37 collections including 41 occurrences

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