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Hirundo

noun
1.
Type genus of the Hirundinidae.  Synonym: genus Hirundo.



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... occasionally a travelling mud-turtle visits it. Sometimes, when I pushed off my boat in the morning, I disturbed a great mud-turtle which had secreted himself under the boat in the night. 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. I have sometimes disturbed a fish hawk sitting on a white pine over the water; but I doubt if it is ever profaned by the ...
— Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience • Henry David Thoreau



Words linked to "Hirundo" :   Hirundinidae, tree martin, genus Hirundo, Sterna hirundo, Hirundo rustica, family Hirundinidae, tree swallow, cliff swallow, Hirundo nigricans, chimney swallow, barn swallow, bird genus



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