Tawny-headed Swallow

Tawny-headed Swallow / Alopochelidon fucata

Tawny-headed Swallow

Here the details of the Tawny-headed Swallow named bird below:

SCI Name:  Alopochelidon fucata
Protonym:  Hirundo fucata Pl.Col. livr.27 pl.161 fig.1
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Hirundinidae /
Taxonomy Code:  tahswa2
Type Locality:  Brazil ; vicinity of the City of Sao Paulo suggested as type locality by Pinto, 1944, Aves do Brasil, pt. 2, p. 316.
Publish Year:  1822
IUCN Status:  


(Hirundinidae; Ϯ Tawny-headed Swallow A. fucata) Gr. αλωπος alōpos  fox-like (i.e. fox-coloured, russet)  < αλωπηξ alōpēx, αλωπεκος alōpekos  fox; χελιδων khelidōn, χελιδονος khelidonos  swallow; "Alopochelidon*, new genus.   Tail less than half as long as wing, slightly emarginate, all the rectrices broad and rounded at tip; wing-tip little if any longer than distance from bend of wing to end of longest secondaries; above dull grayish brown.  Similar to Stelgidopteryx but differing in less adhesion between toes (in this respect agreeing with Pygochelidon), and in entire absence of recurved tips to barbs of outer web of outermost primary.  Type, Hirundo fucata Temminck.   ...   * Aλωπος, fox-like; χελιδων, a swallow." (Ridgway 1903); "Alopochelidon Ridgway, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 16, p. 106, 1903—type, by orig. desig., Hirundo fucata Temminck." (Hellmayr, 1935, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. VIII, p. 48).

fucata / fucatus
L. fucatus  painted  < fucare  to paint red.