White-rumped swallow

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White-rumped swallow
Tachycineta leucorrhoa.jpg
White-rumped swallow in Buenos Aires
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Tachycineta
Species: T. leucorrhoa
Binomial name
Tachycineta leucorrhoa
(Vieillot, 1817, Paraguay)

The white-rumped swallow (Tachycineta leucorrhoa) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family. It was first formally described as Hirundo leucorrhoa by French ornithologist Louis Vieillot in 1817 in his Nouveau Dictionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle.[2]

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, pastureland, and heavily degraded former forest.[1]

Pop culture[edit]

In the episode of Family Guy "Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows", the swallow is depicted as being a rare species, which is why Peter is forced to keep a nested swallow in his beard, which eventually lays eggs and leaves baby birds.


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Tachycineta leucorrhoa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Vieillot, Louis Jean Pierre (1817). Nouveau Dictionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle, nouvelle édition (in French) 14. p. 519.