Chilean Swallow Tachycineta leucopyga

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Hirundinidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Marion, Jonah Seth


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Recommended Citation

Marion, Jonah Seth. 2010. Chilean Swallow (Tachycineta leucopyga), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.