White-winged Swallow Tachycineta albiventer

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Hirundinidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Carolyn W. Sedgwick
  • © Joao Quental JQuental

The White-winged Swallow is a familiar sight over rivers through much of eastern South America, south to southern Brazil and northeastern Argentina. It often is found in pairs or in small groups, of up to a dozen or so individuals, that perch on snags in rivers and lakes. It's flight is low over the water. White-winged Swallows are resident throughout most of its range, but it is a partial austral migrant: in southernmost Brazil, White-winged Swallows are present only during the austral summer.


© Ted Parker

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

Recommended Citation

Sedgwick, C. W. (2010). White-winged Swallow (Tachycineta albiventer), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whwswa1.01