Chestnut-collared Swallow (Petrochelidon rufocollaris) - HBW 9, p. 685
French: Hirondelle à bande rousse
Spanish: Golondrina Cuellirrufa
Other common names: Peruvian Swallow; Ecuadorian Swallow (aequatorialis)
Taxonomy: Hirundo rufocollaris Peale, 1848, near Callao, Lima, Peru.
Genus often merged with Hirundo, but DNA studies support retention of separate taxa. Forms a superspecies with P. fulva; often regarded as conspecific, but cytochrome b evidence supports treatment as separate species. Race aequatorialis sometimes referred to by new name chapmani, which was proposed in mistaken belief that former name preoccupied. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- aequatorialis Chapman, 1924 - SW Ecuador (Manabí S to El Oro and W Loja).
- rufocollaris (Peale, 1848) - W Peru (S to Lima).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Several birds perched under the roof of a building, with others coming and going. Locality Sozoranga, Loja Province, Ecuador (ssp aequatorialis)
Richard Garrigues 10 February 2010 2 years ago 19 sec 2.3