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White-rumped Swallow - BirdForum Opus

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


13 cm (5 in)

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


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 Conte
Brasilia, Brazil, August 2014


This is a monotypic species[1].

This species is closely related to Chilean Swallow.


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



They catch flying insects,


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


  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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  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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