Archive for 'Hirundinidae'

White-banded Swallow (Atticora fasciata)

If you’re on or by a river in the Amazon rain forest you will see this species, 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 […]

Brown-Chested Martin (Progne tapera)

This is a common swallow in Pantanal, and around Pousada Xaraés it has excellent nesting sites as the closest river has high and steep river banks in which it can dig its burrows. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 700mm ISO: 640 Shutter speed: 1/1250 s