Blue-and-white Swallow Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
(aka Notiochelidon cyanoleuca)
Blue-and-white Swallow, Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image Brazil & Colombia

The Blue-and-white Swallow is distributed throughout most of South America except for central and eastern parts of the Amazon Basin. It also migrates to Central America. It is common and frequently found in towns and agricultural areas where it often nests under the eaves of houses.

It is glossy steel blue above with black wings and tail. The black crissum is an important feature to distinguish it from other swallows.

Blue-and-white Swallow, Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image
Blue-and-white Swallow, Otun-Quimbaya, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
Blue-and-white Swallow, Otun-Quimbaya, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
Blue-and-white Swallow, Rio Blanco, Caldas, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
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