Jamaican swallow: golden swallow

Description
The golden swallow was once found in Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Some believe these separate populations to be separate subspecies (Jamaica Tachycineta euchrysea euchrysea, Haiti and the Dominican Republic Tachycineta euchrysea sclateri). The golden swallow population in Jamaica where this specimen was collected (probably in the mid 1800s) is almost certainly extinct. The specimen was part of William Chambers’ collection.

This species was first described by PH Gosse who visited Jamaica 1844-46. when he returned he wrote 3 books on the island’s wildlife.
Accession Loan No.
98/1937/6
Simple Name
bird: skin
Full Name
HIRUNDINIDAE: Tachycineta euchrysea (Gosse): golden swallow
Collector / Excavator
Chambers, William
Collection Country
Jamaica
Common Name
Jamaican swallow: golden swallow
Family
HIRUNDINIDAE
Genus
Tachycineta
Species
euchrysea
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Collection Class
Birds
Collection Contintent
Latin America and the Caribbean
Collection Area Region
Caribbean
Family Group

Created At
2018-03-14 08:56:40
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:00

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