|Swallow Flycatcher Hirundinea bellicosa
(aka Cliff Flycatcher Hirundinea ferruginea)
Brazilian name: gibão-de-couro
Swallow Flycatchers along with Cliff Flycatchers H ferruginea are to be found around cliffs and rocky canyons and are possibly the only tyrannid that builds its nest on cliffs and, nowadays, buildings.
It has a conspicuous cinnamon rufous-rump and base of the tail which is one of the features that distinguishes it from Cliff Flycatcher.
|It is distributed in eastern and southern Brazil and adjacent areas of Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay with a disjunct population ssp H. b. pallidior from north-west Bolivia to north-west Argentina. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.|
|The bird in photo 4 has dull underparts and a smaller rufous window on its wings which suggests to me that it is
a juvenile although this photo was taken early in the breeding season.
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