Andean Swallow Orochelidon andecola

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Hirundinidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Elsie Shogren


Conservation Status

The conservation status of the Andean Swallow is rated as of Least Concern (BirdLife International 2009). Although the population size and population trends of the Andean Swallow are not known in any detail, the species has a wide geographic distribution and there is no evidence of any decline in the range or in population size.

The relative abundance of the Andean Swallow usually is assessed as "locally common" (Ridgely and Tudor 1989, Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990) and "common" (Peru; Schulenberg et al. 2007).

Effects of human activity on populations

The Andean Swallow is not known to suffer ill effects from contact with humans, and in fact probably benefits from increased nesting opportunities provided by structures constructed by humans. 

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.