Bahama Swallow

This glossy Tachycineta swallow has a green head and back, blue upper wings, a black tail and wingtips, and a white belly and chin.

The Bahama Swallow is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Bahama Swallow (Tachycineta cyaneoviridis) is a swallow found only in the Bahamas. More

Bahama Swallow and Golden Swallow, have declined due to forest loss and also competition with introduced species such as starlings as sparrows, which compete with these swallows for nesting sites. The Golden Swallow formerly bred on the island of Jamaica, but was last seen there in 1989 and is now restricted to the island of Hispaniola. More

Bahama Swallow: Three white eggs are laid in a nest made of grass and leaves, lined with finer materials, and built in a tree, stump, or under a building eave. Incubation ranges from 13 to 16 days and is carried out by the female. Foraging and Feeding Bahama Swallow: Feeds on flying insects caught on the wing, primarily in or around piney woods. More

Bahama Swallow: Medium-sized swallow with dark blue-green upperparts and cap extending below eye, steel-blue wings, white underparts, and deeply forked tail. Female is duller and smaller. Juvenile has brown upperparts. Range and Habitat Bahama Swallow: Casual to Florida Keys and south Florida mainland; occurs in the northern Bahamas during the summer, but ranges throughout the Bahamas and eastern Cuba at other times. Preferred habitats include islands with pine trees for breeding. More

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Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyaneoviridis 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Endangered Justification This species has been uplisted to Endangered because it has a small and declining population, which faces a number of threats that may increase in severity in the future. Renewed logging and planned housing developments may result in further declines in available breeding habitat. More

Stamps showing Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyaneoviridis Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyaneoviridis Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyaneoviridis 181.011 Bahama Swallow IOC v2.4: 6999 Links will open countrypage in new window - Bahamas 01.07.2001 Birds and eggs - Bahamas 21.03.2002 Imprint 2002 on 2001. More

A recent study of the Bahama Swallow by Cornell University here on Grand Bahama, has resulted in man-made nesting boxes throughout Grand Bahama Island, to facilitate additional breeding sites for this declining bird. Cornell University’s Ornithological Department is the foremost authority on birds worldwide and we were excited that they chose the Bahama Swallow for their study. More

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Bahama Swallow, Bahaman Swallow Common Names in Estonian: Bahama P��suke Common Names in Finnish: Bahamanp��sky Common Names in French: Hirondelle Des Bahamas Common Names in German: Bahama Schwalbe, Bahamaschwalbe Common Names in Italian: Rondine Delle Bahama Common Names in Japanese: バハマツバメ, Bahamatsubame Common Names in Latin: Callichelidon cyaneoviridis More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Hirundinidae
Genus : Tachycineta
Species : cyaneoviridis
Authority : (Bryant, 1859)