Blue-and-white Swallow

Blue-and-white Swallow (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)

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It is the most common swallow in Brazil and probably the whole of South America. It spends the day hunting insects in the air. Adapted itself well to the cities, building its nest in the cracks of the roofs. Early morning and late afternoon it is possible to see large flocks resting on the wires of the power grid, side by side.

Name in Portuguese: Andorinha-pequena-de-casa

Family: Hirundinidae

Size: 13 cm

Sexual dimorphism: no

Feeding: insects

Habitat: city, countryside, open areas

Similar species: Gray-breasted Martin (Progne chalybea), which is larger, about 18 cm

 


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