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 18 videos
Black undertail coverts diagnostic Locality Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2011 1 year ago 37 sec 4.3
A bird perched on the ruins Locality Machu Picchu, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp cyanoleuca)
Josep del Hoyo 26 July 2005 7 years ago 24 sec 4.2
Two birds perched on the ruins, showing comfort behaviour Locality Machu Picchu, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp cyanoleuca)
Josep del Hoyo 26 July 2005 7 years ago 44 sec 4.2
Two birds perched at a tree top. Locality Abra Patricia, San Martín Department, Peru (ssp cyanoleuca)
Yoel Jimenez 27 November 2012 23 weeks ago 47 sec 4
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
a bird perched after flying Locality Abra Patricia, San Martín Department, Peru (ssp cyanoleuca)
Daniêl Jimenez 27 November 2012 5 weeks ago 28 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 28 photos
Perched on a wire
Locality Mindo, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
David Weaver 25 November 2012 28 weeks ago 4.1
Golondrina al amanecer.
Locality Manizales, Caldas Department, Colombia
Daniel Avendaño 29 June 2012 46 weeks ago 4
An adult feeds a fledgling.
Locality Ubatuba, São Paulo State, Brazil
Ivan Sazima 9 November 2007 4 years ago 4
A nice pair
Locality Itatiaia National Park, Brazil
Guy Poisson 17 September 2007 2 years ago 3.8
A couple below a landslide
Locality Ibagué, Tolima Department, Colombia
Manakin Nature Tours 27 March 2012 46 weeks ago 3.7
Bird preening on a antenna.
Locality Laureles, Manizales, Caldas Department, Colombia
Daniel Avendaño 29 June 2012 49 weeks ago 3.6
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 36 weeks ago 4
calls and song of birds perched on a wire Locality Quito, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Dusan Brinkhuizen 6 March 2010 3 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 18 weeks ago 3
flight call (2x) by single bird Locality Quito, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Dusan Brinkhuizen 7 December 2009 3 years ago 2