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Photo by Stanley Jones
Tarapoto, San Martín, Peru, December 2016
Atticora fasciata


15 cm (6 in)
A slim swallow with deeply forked tail; it is mostly dark above and below with a white band across the breast.

Sexes similar.


South America: found from East Colombia to Guianas, southern Venezuela, northern Bolivia and Amazonian Brazil


This is a monotypic species[1].


Upper reaches of rivers and streams bordered by forests. Observed at heights around 610 m.


They forage over water and in forest clearings for flies. wasps, beetles and other flying insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2017)
  3. BF Member observations

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