Order
Passeriformes
Family
Hirundinidae
Genus
Tachycineta
 
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White-winged Swallow Tachycineta albiventer

Carolyn W. Sedgwick
Version: 1.0 — Published April 15, 2010

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Introduction

The White-winged Swallow is a familiar sight over rivers through much of eastern South America, south to southern Brazil and northeastern Argentina. It often is found in pairs or in small groups, of up to a dozen or so individuals, that perch on snags in rivers and lakes. It's flight is low over the water. White-winged Swallows are resident throughout most of its range, but it is a partial austral migrant: in southernmost Brazil, White-winged Swallows are present only during the austral summer.

Distribution of the White-winged Swallow
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Distribution of the White-winged Swallow

Recommended Citation

Sedgwick, C. W. (2010). White-winged Swallow (Tachycineta albiventer), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whwswa1.01