French: Hirondelle à ceinture blanche German: Weißbandschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina fajiblanca
J. F. Gmelin
Cayenne, French Guiana
E Colombia, S & E Venezuela and the Guianas S to E Ecuador, E Peru, Amazonian Brazil (E to E Pará, S to Rondônia and C Mato Grosso) and Bolivia (S to Cochabamba).
15 cm; 12–16 g. Plumage pattern and deeply forked tail distinctive. Is mostly glossy blue-black, except for broad white breastband, black wings and tail; white feathers... read more
A buzzy “bzrrrt” often uttered in flight.
Upper reaches of forested clear or black-water rivers; forages over water, in clearings, forest... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes flies (Diptera), hymenopterans including parasitic wasps, sawflies (Symphyta), ants and bees, also beetles (Coleoptera) and... read more
Poorly known. Evidence of breeding in Feb–Mar in Colombia, Dec in Surinam and Sept in Bolivia. Solitary or in loose groups. Nest of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon or locally common; common in Peru. Present in several protected areas, e.g. Podocarpus National Park (Ecuador), and Rio Cristalino... read more
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