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White-rumped Swallow

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Photo © by Xyko PaludoCampo Largo, PR, Brazil, November, 2016
Photo © by Xyko Paludo
Campo Largo, PR, Brazil, November, 2016
Tachycineta leucorrhoa


[edit] Identification

13 cm (5 in)

  • Dark glossy blue upperparts
  • White rump
  • Thin white stripe above the lores and on the forehead
  • White underparts

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Peru (wintering), Bolivia, south-eastern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and northern Argentina; northernmost part of range only as non-breeding migrant.

Photo © by Rodrigo ConteBrasilia, Brazil, August 2014
Photo © by Rodrigo Conte
Brasilia, Brazil, August 2014

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

This species is closely related to Chilean Swallow.

[edit] Habitat

Dry savanna, seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, pastureland and woodland edges near water.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They catch flying insects,

[edit] Breeding

The clutch conisists of 4-6 eggs which are laid in a hair-lined nest constructed from plant fibres.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. The Website of Everything
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2016)

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