Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyaneoviridis

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


Conservation Status

The conservation status of the Bahama Swallow is rated as Endangered by BirdLife International (2010).  The species has a small breeding range, its population also is small and declining, and the Bahama Swallow faces threats of continued loss of breeding habitat.

Emlen (1977) estimated the population density of the Bahama Swallow on Grand Bahama of 11 birds per km2 in pine forest. Weekly surveys by Allen (1996) of adults in pine forest, also on Grand Bahama, during the breeding season resulted in a linear density of 0.18-0.25 pairs-km-1.

Effects of human activity on populations

A renewal of planned housing developments and logging could cause further declines in available breeding habitats (see Allen and Hitchcox 1997).

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.