Black-collared swallow

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Black-collared swallow
Atticora melanoleuca 1894.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Pygochelidon
Species: P. melanoleuca
Binomial name
Pygochelidon melanoleuca
(Wied, 1820)

Atticora melanoleuca

The black-collared swallow (Pygochelidon melanoleuca) is a species of bird in the family Hirundinidae. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is rivers.


Further reading[edit]

  • Sheldon, F.H.; Whittingham, L.A.; Moyle, R.G.; Slikas, B.; Winkler, D.W. (2005). "Phylogeny of swallows (Aves: Hirundinidae) estimated from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequencing". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 35 (1): 254–270. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.11.008. 
  • Stiles, F. Gary (September 2007). "Proposal 314: Revise the generic limits of Neotropical swallows". South American Classification Committee of the American Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 2 January 2017.