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San Salvador, El Salvador
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Passeriformes > Hirundinidae

Black-capped Swallow

Atticora pileata

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Small swallow, rather local in high mountains; found around towns and villages and in pine-oak forests and clearings. Flight fast and “twinkling,” from low over treetops to fairly high overhead; at times perches on wires. Appears dark overall with a big white belly patch and a distinctive, long forked tail. Black cap is slightly darker than rest of head, but rarely noticeable.

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