French: Hirondelle de Chapman German: Blassfußschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina paticlara
Maraynioc, 10,850 feet [c. 3300 m], Junín, Peru
Andes in W Venezuela (Trujillo S to S Táchira), W Colombia, and on E slope from Ecuador S to C Bolivia.
12 cm; 8·8–12 g. Has crown and upperparts blackish with blue gloss; wings and tail blackish-brown, tail slightly forked; throat pale rufous, breast and abdomen... read more
Calls include a sharp “tszeet” and a trilled “tr-e-e-e-e-d”, unlike buzzy... read more
Upper cloudforest and elfin forest, and forest edge. Mostly at 2400–3000 m, rarely down to... read more
Food and feeding
Diet unknown. Feeds in small groups, typically of 2–15 individuals, occasionally up to 50; hunts over forest, in clearings and along... read more
Unknown. Males in breeding condition in Jul–Sept. May nest in hole in moss clump on tree or in road cutting. Male with brood patch... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon. Was thought to be rare, but recent records suggest that it may be widespread in Andes S to W Santa Cruz, in Bolivia, and possibly fairly... read more
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