White-banded Swallow (Atticora fasciata)

If you’re on or by a river in the Amazon rain forest you will see the white-banded swallow (Atticora fasciata), sometimes a single one like here, or if you’re lucky maybe a hundred roosting in one place. They usually fly away long before you can get a shot like this, but at this particular moment I was in luck.

This is one of several of the species calling the oxbow lake at Amazon Research and Conservation Center their home.

Last updated on 22 June 2024