Atticora is a genus of bird in the swallow family Hirundinidae.
The white-banded swallow (Atticora fasciata) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family.
The black-collared swallow (Atticora melanoleuca) is a species of bird in the Hirundinidae family.
It was first described by John Gould as Atticora pileata in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.
I refer to the Minera (Geositta cunicularia), which makes its breeding-holes in the bank-like sides of the vizcacha's burrow, and to the little swallow (Atticora cyanoleuca) which breeds in these excavations when forsaken by the Minera.
Cited from The Naturalist in La Plata, by W. H. Hudson