Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyaneoviridis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Hirundinidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Gaelyn Ong



Bahama Swallows are most active in cloudy weather and the evenings, perching during the hottest parts of the day (Todd and Worthington 1911). Bahama Swallows usually are seen flying high up, often gliding; but they also can be seen feeding low over the ground, flying quickly darting after insects (Emlen 1977).


Little information. The closest distance observed between nests in natural cavities on Grand Bahama was 150 m (Allen 1996).

Sexual Behavior

Little studied, but Bahama Swallows are at least socially monogamous (Allen 1996).

Social and interspecific behavior

Bahama Swallows will form small flocks during the non-breeding season (Turner and Rose 1989).


No information.

Recommended Citation

Ong, G. (2010). Bahama Swallow (Tachycineta cyaneoviridis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.