Andean Swallow Orochelidon andecola

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The song is a "harsh short trill" (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990) or a "harsh, short, dry 'trrrrt' " (Krabbe, in Turner and Rose 1989). The calls are described as "a soft ' trui' " (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990), and "a dry, rising 'dzree' and a descending, slightly more musical 'chleep' " (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007).

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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.