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

Priorities for Future Research

Black-capped Swallow is locally common and is conspicuous, but its natural history is very poorly known. It is unclear, for example, over how much of its relatively small geographic range it is resident, or whether its presence in some regions is only seasonal. The diet of Black-capped Swallow is almost completely unknown, and knowledge of its breeding biology is incomplete. There also is no information on topics such as  life span and survivorship, dispersal, and population regulation for Black-capped Swallow.

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.