White-rumped Swallow (Tachycineta leucorrhoa)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Hirundinidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

white-rumped_swallow
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

white-rumped_swallow
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil


Identification & Behavior: ~13.5 cm (5.2 in). The White-rumped Swallow has glossy blue upperparts with a white rump and white loral line. The underparts are white. The tertial and secondary flight feathers have some white fringing near the tips. The tail is notched. It forages over open areas and a variety of other habitat types. It is similar to the White-winged Swallow but is distinguished by having dark wings, a white loral line, and by not being restricted to bodies of water.

Status: The White-rumped Swallow is a rare Austral migrant to extreme southeast Peru where it is expected during the months of April through October. It is known in Peru by only a handful of sightings in Madre de Dios. It also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Golondrina de Lomo Blanco.

Sub-species: White-rumped Swallow (Tachycineta leucorrhoa), (Vieillot), 1817.

Meaning of Name: Tachycineta: Gr. takhukinetos= moving quickly, fast. leucorrhoa: Gr. leukos= white and orrhos= rump.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.