Black-capped Swallow Atticora pileata

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Hirundinidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, and Thomas S. Schulenberg


Conservation Status

Black-capped Swallow has a reasonably large range and its population is believed to be stable. Consequently its global IUCN Red List conservation status is assessed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2013). In Mexico, however, Black-capped Swallow is under special protection.

Effects of human activity on populations

Largely unknown. No threats to this species are identified by BirdLife International (2013). Black-capped Swallows are often seen near roads and farm clearings, suggesting that they may benefit from human activities that increase edge habitat.

Recommended Citation

Rodríguez-Flores, C. I., C. A. Soberanes-González, M. d. C. Arizmendi, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Black-capped Swallow (Atticora pileata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.