Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Bank Swallow - Riparira riparia

Famili y Hirundinidae - Order Passeriformes (Oscines)
Status: Boreal migrant - Habitat: Wetlands

All records since January 2014
Golondrina zapadora/Bank Swallow
Golondrina zapadora/Bank SwallowThis swallow is a boreal migrant. It comes to the south to spend summer and goes back to the Northern Hemisphere to breed.
It looks like the Brown-chested Martin but it is smaller. Its tail is relatively short and barely forked, tail undercoverts are long and the collar is very wide laterally. It does not vocalize while on flight. This individual was flying among White-rumped Swallows Tachycineta leucorrhoa and Brown-chested Martins Progne tapera. They were rather high and far.
© Luis G. Pagano
More photographic records since January 2013