Chilean Swallow

It is 11-13 centimeters in length. It is glossy blue-black above and white below with a white rump. It is similar to the White-rumped Swallow but lacks the white forehead of that species and has bluer upperparts and grey underwing-coverts.

The Chilean Swallow is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Chilean Swallow (Tachycineta meyeni) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. It breeds in Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands with southern birds migrating north as far as Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and possibly Peru. It is 11-13 centimeters (4.5–5 in) in length. It is glossy blue-black above and white below with a white rump. More

The Chilean Swallow is an insectivorous bird, white below and blue above with a white rump, roughly 13.5 cm in length. This is one of the most southerly swallows in the New World, breeding only in southern Chile and Argentina. * Identification Recommended Citation Marion, Jonah Seth 2010 .Chilean Swallow (Tachycineta meyeni), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: http://neotropical.birds.cornell. More

Chilean Swallow Tachycineta meyeni Chilean Swallow Tachycineta meyeni 181.009 Chilean Swallow IOC v2.4: 6996 Links will open countrypage in new window - Argentina 23.12.1964 Child welfare, birds - Falkland Islands 28.10. More

just seen a Chilean Swallow at the back of Government House, I got there about an hour later and saw the bird which was a juvenle hawking for insects along a strip of pine trees. It never landed in the 30 minutes while I watched it so no chance of any pictures. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Hirundinidae
Genus : Tachycineta
Species : meyeni
Authority : (Cabanis, 1850)