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Black-capped Swallow - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Tom Jenner
In the streets of Antigua, Guatemala, April 2004
Atticora pileata


12–13 cm (4¾-5 in)

  • Black forehead, crown and nape
  • Greyish-brown upperparts
  • Brownish-black wings and tail


Central America: found in southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, to western Honduras


This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in genus Notiochelidon


Open woodland, woodland edges, agricultural and areas of human habitation.



They feed alone or in small groups, sometimes flying low to the ground. Little is know about what they actually eat.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase

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