Hirundo daurica

This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.

Taxonomic note
Hirundo daurica and H. domicella (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) have been lumped into H. daurica following Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993). Hirundo daurica (Dowsett and Forbes-Watson 1993) and H. striolata (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) including ssp. badia (given specific status by Turner 2004) have been lumped into H. daurica because examination of morphological differences suggests size and boldness of streaking are clinal characters and evidence for sympatric breeding and reported vocal differences is inadequate. This arrangement is given greater coherence by the extreme similarity in plumage of the more rufous taxa badia and hyperythra, which corresponds to the deep saturation of the disjunct taxa savignii (Egypt) and saturata (E Russia) of Barn Swallow H. rustica. The BirdLife Taxonomic Working Group is aware that phylogenetic analyses have been published which have proposed generic rearrangements which may affect this species, but prefers to wait until work by other taxonomists reveals how these changes affect the entire groups involved.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Hirundo daurica. Downloaded from on 02/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 02/12/2016.