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Related to Hirundo: Hirundo pyrrhonota, Hirundo rustica
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Noun1.Hirundo - type genus of the HirundinidaeHirundo - type genus of the Hirundinidae  
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Hirundinidae, Hirundinidae - swallows and martins
barn swallow, Hirundo rustica, chimney swallow - common swallow of North America and Europe that nests in barns etc.
cliff swallow, Hirundo pyrrhonota - North American swallow that lives in colonies and builds bottle-shaped mud nests on cliffs and walls
Hirundo nigricans, tree martin, tree swallow - of Australia and Polynesia; nests in tree cavities
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Ducks and geese frequent it in the spring and fall, the white-bellied swallows (Hirundo bicolor) skim over it, and the peetweets (Totanus macularius) "teeter" along its stony shores all summer.
" Ceu passer, hirundo; Ferarum -- ferarum " Tom took his pencil and made several hard dots with it on his book-cover--" ferarum "
We explore the potential cost of colonial nesting by examining the frequency with which North American Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica erythrogaster) laid eggs in empty nests located adjacent to active nests over a 6 y study and analyze the relationship between number of mislaid eggs and total available nests, which scales with colony size.
Interestingly, several species nesting in Sidi Reghis forests are mainly subservient to open areas (Calandra lark Melanocorypha calandra, Maghreb lark, Wood lark Lullula arborea, Eurasian skylark Alauda arvensis, Cirl bunting Emberiza cirlus and rock bunting Emberiza cia) and urban land (white stork Ciconia ciconia, rock dove Columba livia, European turtle dove barn swallow Hirundo rustica, common house hartin Delichon urbicum and house sparrow).
(Pelcanus spp.) Terns Common tern (Sterna hirundo) Cormorants Great cormorant 6 (1) (Phalacrocorax carbo) Other Unspecified 9 (2) No.
Sterna hirundo "gaviotin comun", es abundante tanto en las playas arenosas como en el espejo de agua de las lagunas; presente en bandadas de centenares de individuos.
It is also habitat to some European migrants like the Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix) and the Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica).
2 0.02 (0.02) Sebastes dalli 5 0.04 (0.03) Paralabrax clathratus 1 0.02 (0.02) Unidentified Cottidae 3 0.00 (0.00) Leiocottus hirundo 4 0.00 (0.00) Neoclinus blanchardi 1 0.02 (0.02) Ophiodon elongatus 5 0.04 (0.03) Paralichthys californicus 1 0.00 (0.00) Sebastes atrovirens 3 0.02 (0.02) Unidentified fishes 3 0.07 (0.05) Gibbonsia spp.
Ectoparasitism as a cost of colonia Jrty in cliff Swallows (Hirundo pyrrhonota).