Southern Rough Winged Swallow
31 January 2010 11:46 Filed in: Hirundinidae Swallows & Martins Swallows Brazil Sao Paulo Ubatuba Rio de Janeiro Itatiaia
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Bird name: Southern Rough Winged Swallow
Latin: Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
Other: Andorinha-serradora (Br)
Family: Hirundinidae • Swallows
The Southern Rough-winged Swallow is a small swallow widespread throughout Brazil, migrating to the far south in the summer. It can also be found throughout Latin America. In the United States it is replaced by the Northern Rough-winged Swallow.
The Southern Rough-winged Swallow has a characteristic tawny throat, is brown above and has light yellowish underparts.