13 December, 2010

Mangrove Swallow

Scientific Name: Tachycineta albilinea

Population Estimate: 500K to 5M

Range / Habitat: Tropical and subtropical mangrove forest throughout Mexico and Central America.

Field Notes: Neck and underparts white. Head, back and wings blue to green. Distinctive white rump seen while perched and in flight. This white rump helps distinguish from Blue-and-white Swallow and Tree Swallow.

Personal Notes: Seen on Ambergris Caye and in Aquacate, Belize.

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