Swallows and Martins (Hirundinidae)

Golden Swallow (Tachycineta euchrysea) - HBW 9, p. 650

French: Hirondelle dorée German: Antillenschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina Dorada

Taxonomy: Hirundo euchrysea Gosse, 1847, Jamaica.
Has sometimes been placed in a separate genus Lamprochelidon or Kalochelidon. DNA studies, however, indicate close relationship with T. thalassina and T. cyaneoviridis. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • euchrysea (Gosse, 1847) - Jamaica.
  • sclateri (Cory, 1884) - Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic).

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