Bird Families

Gray-tailed Swallow / Pseudhirundo griseopyga


Voices of swallows found in Russia and many adjacent countries. The most common swallows are rural, urban and coastal, preferring, respectively, the countryside, cities and the coast of reservoirs with high banks. The white-fronted swallow is an exceptionally vagrant species native to North America. bird voices ornithology.

Swallow (lat.Hirundinidae) - a family of passerines rich in species. Swallows are characterized by the ability to get food in the air; they are able to catch insects on the fly. Swallows have a slender, streamlined body and long, narrow wings. The bill is short and opens rather wide. The legs are very small, and most species have long tails. The family includes 75 species (the largest number of species lives in Africa), on the territory of Russia - 10 species. Swallows are migratory birds.

The family is divided into two subfamilies: Pseudochelidoninae, which consists of a single genus of river swallows (Pseudochelidoninae), and Hirundininae, which includes all other genera.

Subfamily Pseudochelidoninae
Genus River swallows (Pseudochelidon)
African river swallow (Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
White-eyed river swallow (Pseudochelidon sirintarae)
Subfamily Hirundininae
Genus African swallows (Psalidoprocne)
African Brilliant Swallow (Psalidoprocne nitens)
African Cameroon Swallow (Psalidoprocne fuliginosa)
African white-headed swallow (Psalidoprocne albiceps)
Dusky African swallow (Psalidoprocne pristoptera)
Scissor-tailed swallow (Psalidoprocne obscura)
Psalidoprocne orientalis
African black swallow (Psalidoprocne holomelaena)
Genus Pseudhirundo
Gray-faced swallow (Pseudhirundo griseopyga)
Genus White-backed swallows (Cheramoeca)
White-backed swallow (Cheramoeca leucosternus)
Genus Swallows-fedina (Phedina)
Mascarene fedina swallow (Phedina borbonica)
Congolese fedina swallow (Phedina brazzae)
Genus Coast Swallows (Riparia)
Lesser bank martin (Riparia paludicola)
Sandy Shoal Swallow (Riparia congica)
Riparia riparia
Pale Barn Swallow (Riparia diluta)
White-browed Barn Swallow (Riparia cincta)
Genus American Swallows (Tachycineta)
Arboreal Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
Violet-green American Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)
Golden American Swallow (Tachycineta euchrysea)
Bahamian swallow (Tachycineta cyaneoviridis)
Tachycineta stolzmanni
American Mangrove Swallow (Tachycineta albilinea)
American White-winged Swallow (Tachycineta albiventer)
White-lumped swallow (Tachycineta leucorrhoa)
Tachycineta meyeni
Genus Forest Swallows (Progne)
Purple Wood Swallow (Progne subis)
Progne cryptoleuca
Dominican wood swallow (Progne dominicensis)
Progne sinaloae
Gray-breasted Wood Swallow (Progne chalybea)
Fork-tailed Forest Swallow (Progne modesta)
Progne murphyi
Progne elegans
Brown-breasted Wood Swallow (Progne tapera)
Genus South American Swallows (Notiochelidon)
Brown-bellied South American Swallow (Progne murina)
Patagonian Swallow (Progne cyanoleuca)
Pale-footed South American Swallow (Progne flavipes)
Black-capped South American Swallow (Progne pileata)
Genus Haplochelidon
Andean swallow (Haplochelidon andecola)
Genus Amazonian swallows (Atticora)
White-belted Amazonian swallow (Atticora fasciata)
Black-necked Amazonian Swallow (Atticora melanoleuca)
Genus Dwarf Swallows (Neochelidon)
Dwarf swallow (Neochelidon tibialis)
Genus Pampas Swallows (Stelgidopteryx)
Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Pampas Swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
Genus Fox Swallow (Alopochelidon)
Fox Swallow (Alopochelidon fucata)
Genus Swallows (Hirundo)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Song Swallow (Hirundo lucida)
Angolan swallow (Hirundo angolensis)
Brown-throated swallow (Hirundo tahitica)
New Guinea Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)
White-throated swallow (Hirundo albigularis)
Thread-tailed swallow (Hirundo smithii)
Blue Swallow (Hirundo nigrita)
Spotted Swallow (Hirundo leucosoma)
White-tailed swallow (Hirundo megaensis)
Pearl-throated Swallow (Hirundo dimidiata)
Blue Swallow (Hirundo atrocaerulea)
Black-red swallow (Hirundo nigrorufa)
Genus Rock swallows (Ptyonoprogne)
Rock Swallow (Ptyonoprogne rupestris)
African Rock Swallow (Ptyonoprogne fuligula)
Monochrome Rock Swallow (Ptyonoprogne concolor)
Genus Urban Swallows (Delichon)
City swallow (Delichon urbicum)
Eastern funnel (Delichon dasypus)
Nepalese funnel (Delichon nipalense)
Genus Cecropis
Cape Swallow (Cecropis cucullata)
Spotted Swallow (Cecropis abyssinica)
Red-breasted swallow (Cecropis semirufa)
Giant swallow (Cecropis senegalensis)
Red Lumbar Swallow (Cecropis daurica)
Spotted Swallow (Cecropis striolata)
Cecropis badia
Genus Mountain Swallows (Petrochelidon)
Red-throated ibex (Cecropis rufigula)
Red-browed mountain swallow (Cecropis preussi)
Petrochelidon perdita
South African ibex (Cecropis spilodera)
Cameroon mountain swallow (Cecropis fuliginosa)
Indian Rock Swallow (Cecropis fluvicola)
Beautiful ibex (Cecropis ariel)
Wood swallow (Cecropis nigricans)
White-fronted mountain swallow (Cecropis pyrrhonota)
Cave Swallow (Cecropis fulva)
Petrochelidon rufocollaris