French: Hirondelle à bande rousse German: Rotnackenschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina cuellirrufa
near Callao, Lima, Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
P. r. aequatorialis
Chapman, 1924 – SW Ecuador (Manabí S to El Oro and W Loja).
P. r. rufocollaris
(Peale, 1848) – W Peru (S to Lima).
12 cm; 14–18 g. Nominate race has dark chestnut forehead and hindneck, glossy deep blue crown and back, mantle streaked whitish, and chestnut rump; wings and tail... read more
A rather gravelly “chrrt” noise is commonly uttered in flight.
Cultivation and human habitations, including towns. To c. 1300 m; locally to c. 2000 m in Ecuador.
Food and feeding
Details of diet not known; aerial insects. Feeds in flocks, often low over ground; mixes with other hirundines. Often forages over water.
Jan–Aug. Colonial. Nest enclosed, often with elongated entrance tunnel on side, made of mud pellets, attached to cliff face or under... read more
Probably resident; post-breeding dispersal recorded in Ecuador.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common in Ecuador and fairly common in Peru; has limited range. In Ecuador, largest colonies at Celica and Sozoranga (in Loja)... read more
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