Order
Passeriformes
Family
Hirundinidae
Genus
Orochelidon
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Andean Swallow Orochelidon andecola

  • LC Least Concern
  • Names (15)
Elsie Shogren
Version: 1.0 — Published May 3, 2010

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A medium-sized swallow found only in the high Andes, the Andean Swallow is dark, glossy blue above with a grayish brown rump and underparts.  It often forages over water, or around groups of grazing mammals.  Although the Andean Swallow is locally common, and sometimes nests under the eaves of buildings, it remains a very poorly known species.

Distribution of the Andean Swallow
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  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Andean Swallow

Recommended Citation

Shogren, E. (2010). Andean Swallow (Orochelidon andecola), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.andswa2.01