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 28 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 7 years ago 41 sec 4.6
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 7 years ago 48 sec 4.4
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 3 years ago 20 sec 4.4
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 7 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 3 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 3 years ago 50 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 18 photos
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 3 years ago 4.4
Swallow-winged Puffbird (Chelidoptera tenebrosa)
Locality Pousada Rio Azul, Pará State, Brazil
Jacques Erard 1 August 2014 33 weeks ago 4.2
One ind from a couple
Locality Mitú, Vaupés Department, Colombia (ssp tenebrosa)
Diego Calderon - COLOMBIA... 27 December 2011 3 years ago 4.2
Adult in flight.
Locality Amazonia Lodge, Kosñipata Valley, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (ssp tenebrosa)
Ken Simonite 28 October 2014 1 hour ago ADDED TODAY! 4
A bird perched on a branch
Locality Fungu Island, Sipaliwini District, Suriname
PaulvanGiersbergen 15 September 2014 16 weeks ago 4
Common bird sitting on branch.
Locality Mitú, Vaupés Department, Colombia
Antonio Salvadori 25 January 2010 1 year ago 4