French: Hirondelle à ailes blanches German: Cayenneschwalbe Spanish: Golondrina aliblanca
Cayenne, French Guiana
N & C South America (except Pacific coast) from Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad and the Guianas S to N Argentina, Paraguay and SE Brazil. Breeding visitor in S.
14 cm; 14–17 g. Male has forehead to back glossy blue-green, rump white; wings black, large white wing patch formed by white edges of greater wing-coverts, tertials and... read more
Song is a soft gurgling; also a “wrreeeet” and an alarm call.
Open, lowland areas near water, such as mangroves, coastal beaches, rivers, lakes, reservoirs,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes flies (Diptera), Hymenoptera, beetles (Coleoptera), Lepidoptera. Feeds alone, sometimes in small groups, low over water or... read more
Apr–Aug in Trinidad, Feb–Apr in Venezuela; Sept–Apr in S. Solitary, and aggressive to intruders; sometimes in loose... read more
Resident in N; in S a breeding visitor mid-Sept to mid-Apr, probably migrating to N of range.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common and widespread throughout range.
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