Blue-and-white Swallow (Notiochelidon cyanoleuca) - HBW 9, p. 659
French: Hirondelle bleu et blanc
Spanish: Golondrina Barranquera
Other common names: Patagonian Swallow (patagonica)
Taxonomy: Hirundo cyanoleuca Vieillot, 1817, Paraguay.
Sometimes placed in genus Atticora or, more usually, in Pygochelidon. DNA studies on this species suggest that present genus, although close to former and to Neochelidon, is distinct. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cyanoleuca (Vieillot, 1817) - E Costa Rica and Panama (highlands), Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, the Guianas, and from Ecuador, N & E Peru and C & NE Brazil S to NW Argentina (Tucumán), Paraguay and Uruguay.
- peruviana (Chapman, 1922) - coastal Peru.
- patagonica (d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) - breeds from C Chile and C Argentina S to Tierra del Fuego; in non-breeding season N South America (S to N Chile and N Argentina) and S Central America.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 20 videos
Black undertail coverts diagnostic Locality Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2011 2 years ago 37 sec 4.5
Two birds perched on the ruins, calling Locality Machu Picchu, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp cyanoleuca)
Josep del Hoyo 26 July 2005 8 years ago 25 sec 4.4
a bird perched after flying Locality Abra Patricia, San Martín Department, Peru (ssp cyanoleuca)
Daniêl Jimenez 27 November 2012 43 weeks ago 28 sec 4.2
A bird perched on a wire, preening its rump and breast Locality Iguaçu National Park, Paraná State, Brazil (ssp cyanoleuca)
Remko van Doorn 9 October 2004 7 years ago 26 sec 4
Two birds perched at a tree top. Locality Abra Patricia, San Martín Department, Peru (ssp cyanoleuca)
Yoel Jimenez 27 November 2012 1 year ago 47 sec 3.9
A bird perched on top of a dead tree. Locality Abra Patricia, San Martín Department, Peru (ssp cyanoleuca)
Yoel Jimenez 23 November 2012 1 year ago 12 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 37 photos
Perched on a wire
Locality Mindo, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
David Weaver 25 November 2012 1 year ago 4.1
perched on a wire
Locality Otún Quimbaya Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda Department, Colombia (ssp cyanoleuca)
Arthur Grosset 25 April 2012 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4
Golondrina al amanecer.
Locality Manizales, Caldas Department, Colombia
Daniel Avendaño 29 June 2012 1 year ago 4
An adult feeds a fledgling.
Locality Ubatuba, São Paulo State, Brazil
Ivan Sazima 9 November 2007 5 years ago 4
Two birds perching on a branch
Locality Abra Patricia, San Martín Department, Peru (ssp cyanoleuca)
Wilson Diaz 27 October 2011 22 weeks ago 3.8
A nice pair
Locality Itatiaia National Park, Brazil
Guy Poisson 17 September 2007 3 years ago 3.8
Band. Locality Viçosa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Noé Eiterer 28 April 2013 30 weeks ago 4
Bird singing perched. Is a common species in the region all year. Locality Serra do Japi, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 27 September 2007 1 year ago 4
calls and song of birds perched on a wire Locality Quito, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Dusan Brinkhuizen 6 March 2010 4 years ago 4
Bird perched ona a roof of restaurant near a lake and singing. Is a common species in this place. Locality Comandatuba Island, Una, Bahia State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 29 January 2013 1 year ago 3
flight call (2x) by single bird Locality Quito, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Dusan Brinkhuizen 7 December 2009 4 years ago 2