Blue-and-white Swallow (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)

The Blue-and-white Swallow is very similar to the Mangrove Swallow, given that the Mangrove’s upperparts are green but may look blueish in certain conditions, and they share the white underparts and long black wings and tail. It is distinguished by having black undertail coverts, and the fact that Mangrove Swallows are for the most part encountered in coastal areas, while the Blue-and-White can be found almost anywhere in the country. Like other swallows, they readily perch in cables and human-made structures to rest.

A pair of Blue-and-white Swallows had constructed a nest on a metal structure floating in the banks of San Carlos River, at Mirador El Pizote. A wood plank rested against one of the walls inside that structure, and provided a safe place to land before taking turns getting into the nest.
The wings of a small insect became stuck on the bill of this swallow, which perched placidly as the wood plank swayed in the river
A vertical perspective of the swallow and wood plank on a green background. They are relatively small birds that fly acrobatically near the water surface
Blue-and-white Swallow - Pygochelidon cyanoleuca - Golondrina Azul y Blanco
A Black-and-white Swallow placidly perching on a wire against the blue sky

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