French: Hirondelle de Murphy German: Peruschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina peruana
near Talara, coast of north-west Peru
Coastal W Peru and extreme N Chile (Arica), also Chao I and Corcovado I (C Peru)#R.
17 cm. Male is dark steel-blue, wings and tail blacker, tail slightly forked; sometimes suggestion of white patch on sides. Distinguished from extremely similar P. subis... read more
Not recorded; probably similar to congeners.
Open and semi-open areas, including coastal cliffs, grassland, woodland, farmland and human... read more
Food and feeding
Details of diet not documented; probably similar to that of congeners. Frequently glides; flight often slow.
Poorly known. Nest in hole in cliff, tree or building. Probable nest sites (roost 'refuges' occupied by pairs and juveniles)... read more
Possibly local post-breeding movements, as numbers in S Peru increase in Jan–Apr.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Uncommon or rare and local within small range. Regular in Lluta and Azapa Valleys, Arica, in Chile. Two known colonies on offshore islands of Chao and Corcovado,... read more
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