LC
Tawny-headed Swallow Alopochelidon fucata



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
SACC. 2005 and updates. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.htm#.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 9,350,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 9,020,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Stable suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.1 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'uncommon and patchily distributed' (Stotz et al. 1996).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Argentina N Extant
Bolivia N Extant
Brazil N Extant
Chile V Extant
Colombia N Extant
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) V Extant
Paraguay N Extant
Peru N Extant
Uruguay N Extant Yes
Venezuela N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Argentina Pastizales de La Travesía y Buena Esperanza
Argentina Parque Nacional Lihue Calel
Argentina Parque Nacional Chaco
Argentina Parque Provincial Pampa del Indio
Argentina Reserva El Bagual
Argentina Estancia Puerto Valle
Argentina Reserva Natural Rincón de Santa María
Argentina Cuenca del río Aguapey
Argentina Parque Nacional Mburucuyá
Argentina Estancia Mora Cué y alrededores
Argentina Rincón del Socorro-Iberá
Argentina Lomada de San Alonso
Argentina Parque Nacional El Palmar
Argentina Perdices
Argentina Nandubaysal-El Potrero
Argentina Islas de Victoria
Argentina Jaaukanigás
Argentina Bajos Submeridionales
Argentina Reserva Provincial de Usos Múltiples Federico Wildermuth
Argentina Vuelta de Obligado
Argentina Barrancas de Baradero
Argentina Reserva Natural Otamendi, Reserva Provincial Río Lujan y alrededores
Argentina Reserva Natural de Uso Múltiple Isla Martín García
Argentina Reserva Natural Punta Lara
Argentina Parque Costero del Sur
Argentina Reserva de Biosfera Albufera de Mar Chiquita
Argentina Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur
Argentina Lagunas Encadenadas del Oeste de la Provincia de Buenos Aires

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable non-breeding
Savanna Dry major breeding
Savanna Dry major non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 1600 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Alopochelidon fucata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/01/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/01/2022.