Monday, October 19, 2009

Cave Swallow at Punta Chame


On Friday, October 16, Euclides Campos noticed an odd, light-throated swallow in a flock of Cliff Swallows perched on a wire at Punta Chame. The bird in question is the fifth from the bottom. Adult Cliff Swallows are dark-throated birds (as in the third bird from the bottom), and even the pale-throated juveniles shouldn't be this buffy. Euclides identified this bird as a Cave Swallow, a rare vagrant to Panama with an old record from Tocumen and a recent one from nearby Playa Corona. Upon close scrutiny of the photographs, we see a buffy throat on the seventh bird, too.

UPDATE: That seventh bird is but a Barn Swallow, fide Euclides. Our apologies.

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