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Genus: Orochelidon


Three species of Swallows from South America.


Orochelidon was originally defined as a monotypic genus in the family Hirundinidae. Recent DNA studies indicate that more species should be put together into this unit: for the South American area, SACC have agreed to include the three species mentioned below.
Gill and Donsker don't yet accept this genus.

Genus Orochelidon viewedit
O. flavipes Pale-footed Swallow
O. murina Brown-bellied Swallow
O. andecola Andean Swallow


  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. SACC proposal to rearrange the taxonomy of South American Swallows

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Pages in category ‘Orochelidon’

The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total.