French: Hirondelle de Stolzmann German: Tumbesschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina de Tumbes
R. A. Philippi [Krumwiede]
Chepén, La Libertad, Peru
Coast of SW Ecuador (Loja) and NW Peru (S to La Libertad).
13 cm; 11–12 g. Has glossy blue-green forehead to back, sometimes very thin pale supraloral streak (often absent); rump white, dusky shaft streaks on uppertail-coverts... read more
A buzzy “dzeet” call has been recorded.
Open, low-lying country: semi-arid areas with acacia (Acacia) or mesquite (Prosopis... read more
Food and feeding
In samples of food brought to nestlings (7 boluses) c. 52% Diptera, 14% Coleoptera, 11% Hymenoptera, 6% Araneae, and 8% Hemiptera.
In a study using nestboxes, during a particularly dry season, 37 nesting attempts were recorded in Dec–May, most laying taking place... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to fairly common, but with small range. A poorly known species.
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