Swallows and Martins (Hirundinidae)

Tumbes Swallow (Tachycineta stolzmanni) - HBW 9, p. 651

French: Hirondelle de Stolzmann German: Stolzmannschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina de Tumbes
Other common names: Chepen/Stolzmann’s/West Peruvian Swallow

Taxonomy: Hirundo Stolzmanni R. A. Philippi [Krumwiede], 1902, Chepen, La Libertad, Peru.
Forms a superspecies with T. albilinea and T. albiventer; was for many years considered conspecific with former, but differs in nest structure, flight call and morphology, and recent cytochrome b data also support treatment as separate species. Monotypic.

Distribution: Coast of SW Ecuador (Loja) and NW Peru (S to La Libertad).

  • Least Concern
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