French: Hirondelle sombre German: Galapagosschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina de Galápagos
#R, San Salvador (James) Island, Galapagos Archipelago
Galapagos Is: present on all islands except Wolf, Culpepper, Marchena, Pinta, Rábida and Genovesa.
15 cm. Male is dark steel-blue, wings and tail blacker, tail slightly forked. Female has duller upperparts, uniformly dusky brown underparts. Juvenile resembles adult female. read more
Short, warbling song; twittering flight call “che-cher” or “tchur-tchur”, and high-pitched alarm... read more
Coastal lagoons, forests, and mountains; to 970 m.
Food and feeding
Diet is known to include butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera). Sometimes feeds low over ground and around houses.
Recorded in Mar. Nest made of grass stems and twigs, with a few feathers, in hole in cliff or tree. Clutch 2–3 eggs; no further... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Previously considered not globally threatened. Small population, probably fewer than 500 individuals, and probably declining. The species can only be found at a... read more
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