Data for:
Bahia, Brazil
List:
Galbuliformes > Bucconidae

Swallow-winged Puffbird

Chelidoptera tenebrosa

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Identification

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Often seen perched on fences and power lines along roadsides in scrubby areas and forest edges. Also found close to sandy embankments where they nest in burrows. The body is mostly navy blue with a rusty belly, and a white vent, rump, and underwings. Makes sallying flights on long broad wings with wing “fingers” splayed.

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