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White-thighed Swallow Atticora tibialis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Hirundinidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Katie LaBarbera

Diet and Foraging


White-thighed Swallows chiefly are aerial insectivores. The diet has not been studied in detail; the stomach of one specimen of a female minima contained tiny beetles, Hemiptera, and Hymenoptera (Wetmore et al. 1984).

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

LaBarbera, K. (2010). White-thighed Swallow (Atticora tibialis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.