White-banded Swallow Atticora fasciata

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Hirundinidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Natalia Piland

Along the Amazon river and its tributaries there are a multitude of birds. One of them, the White-banded Swallow (Atticora fasciata) can be seen darting across the waters by itself, in pairs or in mixed-species groups. It is hard to confuse this aerial insectivore; its beautiful glossy blue-black plumage, bright white band across its chest, and deeply forked tail make it distinguishable from the rest.


© Matthew D. Medler

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Piland, N. (2010). White-banded Swallow (Atticora fasciata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whbswa2.01