Swallow-winged Puffbird (Chelidoptera tenebrosa) - HBW 7, p. 138
French: Barbacou à croupion blanc
Spanish: Buco Golondrina
Other common names: Swallow-wing
Taxonomy: Cuculus tenebrosus Pallas, 1782, Surinam.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- pallida Cory, 1913 - NW Venezuela.
- tenebrosa (Pallas, 1782) - Venezuela (except NW), E Colombia and the Guianas S to E Ecuador, E Peru, Brazil (except SE) and N Bolivia.
- brasiliensis P. L. Sclater, 1862 - coastal SE Brazil.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 32 videos
A pair on top of a tree, looking in all directions Locality Pousada Rio Roosevelt, Rio Roosevelt, Amazonas State, Brazil (ssp tenebrosa)
Josep del Hoyo 8 July 2007 8 years ago 41 sec 4.7
A bird in a tree, rubbing its bill and flying away Locality Pousada Rio Roosevelt, Rio Roosevelt, Amazonas State, Brazil (ssp tenebrosa)
Josep del Hoyo 8 July 2007 8 years ago 48 sec 4.5
A bird perched on a branch, flycatching and eating the prey. Locality Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas State, Brazil (ssp tenebrosa)
Josep del Hoyo 26 July 2011 4 years ago 20 sec 4.5
An adult bird perched and changing to another branch Locality Linhares Biological Reserve, Espirito Santo State, Brazil (ssp brasiliensis)
Josep del Hoyo 23 January 2005 8 years ago 32 sec 4.4
Peaceful portrait with a bird roosting in a treetop and the moon behind it. Locality Floresta Nacional de Carajás, Pará State, Brazil (ssp tenebrosa)
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2011 4 years ago 19 sec 4.3
Two perched birds, scanning their surroundings for potential prey. Locality Fungu Island, Sipaliwini District, Suriname (ssp tenebrosa)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 2 April 2011 4 years ago 50 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 21 photos
perched on fence post
Locality Guayaramerín, Beni Department, Bolivia (ssp tenebrosa)
Jacob Wijpkema 15 August 2015 14 weeks ago 4.7
One bird perching at the top of a tree
Locality Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Cristalino River, Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp tenebrosa)
Tomas Grim 30 June 2009 4 years ago 4.4
Swallow-winged Puffbird (Chelidoptera tenebrosa)
Locality Pousada Rio Azul, Pará State, Brazil
Jacques Erard 1 August 2014 1 year ago 4.2
One ind from a couple
Locality Mitú, Vaupés Department, Colombia (ssp tenebrosa)
Diego Calderon - COLOMBIA... 27 December 2011 4 years ago 4.2
Perched on twig
Locality Yata, Beni Department, Bolivia (ssp tenebrosa)
Jacob Wijpkema 19 August 2015 13 weeks ago 4
Adult in flight.
Locality Amazonia Lodge, Kosñipata Valley, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (ssp tenebrosa)
Ken Simonite 28 October 2014 46 weeks ago 4