French: Hirondelle à cuisses blanches German: Weißhosenschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina patiblanca
Petrochelidon (?) tibialis
no locality = probably vicinity of Rio de Janeiro
Subspecies and Distribution
A. t. minima
(Chapman, 1924) – E Panama, W Colombia and W Ecuador (S to E Guayas).
A. t. griseiventris
(Chapman, 1924) – S & SE Venezuela (Amazonas, SE Bolívar), E & S Colombia, E Ecuador, E Peru, W Brazil and N Bolivia, also Suriname and French Guiana#R.
A. t. tibialis
(Cassin, 1853) – E Brazil (E Bahia, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, E São Paulo).
12 cm; c. 10 g. Nominate race is brownish-black with slight green sheen above, rump grey-brown; wings and tail brownish-black, tail slightly forked; underparts, including... read more
Calls include a soft “zeet-zeet” call recorded from foraging birds and “chit-it chee-dee-dit”.
Forest, forest clearings and edge, forested rivers, semi-open country with scattered trees, human... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes Hymenoptera, beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera). Forages in pairs or small groups, e.g. 4–8 seen near La Paz (... read more
Poorly known. Evidence of breeding in Jan and Mar–May in Colombia, late Feb in SE Brazil, Sept in SE Ecuador, and Feb, Apr–Jun... read more
Poorly known. Apparently resident in Panama and in Amazonia. May make some local movements; present... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon or locally fairly common; more common W of Andes; uncommon to rare, and local, in Venezuela. Limits of distribution not well known; perhaps... read more
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