French: Hirondelle fardée German: Fuchsschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina cabecicastaña
SE Peru (status unknown), N & E Bolivia and S Brazil (S from Mato Grosso, S Goiás and Minas Gerais) S to N Argentina (S to Mendoza, La Pampa and Buenos Aires) and Uruguay; also locally in N South America, mainly E Venezuela and N Brazil (N Roraima).
12 cm; 13–15 g. Has tawny-rufous top of head, darker on central crown, tawny-buff side of head, throat and breast; upperparts grey-brown, rump with paler feather edges... read more
A soft “treeb” uttered in flight.
Open areas, especially grassland, particularly near water such as marshes, ponds and streams. Up to... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes flies (Diptera), beetles (Coleoptera) and Hymenoptera. Forages in pairs or small groups, not usually with other hirundines;... read more
Sept–Nov. Solitary or in small loose groups. Nest of dry grass and feathers, placed in chamber at end of burrow, 1 m or more long, in... read more
Migratory in S. Forms post-breeding flocks, sometimes large ones (one of over 100 individuals).... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon or fairly common; rare in Peru. Limits of distribution not well known; possibly more widespread than currently realized.... read more
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