French: Hirondelle à tête noire German: Kappenschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina cabecinegra
Highlands of S Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala and adjacent SW Honduras and NW El Salvador.
12–13 cm. Has forehead to hindneck black with blue gloss; upperparts grey-brown, darker on rump and uppertail-coverts; wings and tail brownish-black, tail moderately... read more
Song is a buzzing “bzeet”; also a nasal “sreet”, a buzzy “zrrieh” and a “tri-i-it”.
Open woodland, woodland edge, clearings, cultivation, and human habitations, including towns. At... read more
Food and feeding
Diet unknown. Feeds alone or in small groups, often low over ground. Flight rapid, but with frequent periods of gliding. At one site,... read more
Feb–Apr in Mexico, Apr–Jul in Guatemala. Solitary or in small, loose groups. Nest built by both sexes, in one case taking 5... read more
Some post-breeding movements. Recorded in mountains of Honduras as non-breeding visitor, and in El... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in North Central American Highlands EBA. Locally common to fairly common.
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