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Range DescriptionProgne murphyi is known from coastal west Peru and extreme northern Chile (Arica). It has a small range, within which it is uncommon and poorly known. There are recent records from San Damián in Ancash (G. Engblom in litt. 2004, D. Geale in litt. 2005, M. Ugarte-Lewis in litt. 2005), Mejía in Arequipa (T. E. Hoegsaas in litt. 2004, M. Ugarte-Lewis in litt. 2005), and the Chao and Corcovado islands (K. Balta in litt. 2005) (Peru), and from the Lluta and Azapa valleys (A. Jaramillo in litt. 2004) in Chile. Birds are recorded in very small numbers, with the most populated sites being Chao and Corcovado islands (resident population of up to 40 individuals [K. Balta in litt. 2005]). It was frequently recorded in Oct-Nov in the Lluta valley (A. Jaramillo in litt. 2004), but has not been seen since 2007 (A. Jaramillo in litt. 2012).