21 Jul 2010

Endangered Bahama Swallow on "Neotropical Birds"

By David Wege
An authoritative online life history for the Endangered Bahama Swallow Tachycineta cyanoviridis has been published on Neotropical Birds Online. The species account deals with identification, distribution, life history, conservation and future research recommendations and provides an essential resource for the conservation of this species. The Bahama Swallow is threatened by logging and planned development. It is a medium sized swallow with green upper parts, blue wings and tail and white underparts. Females are duller with white underparts that are less pure than the male. Very little is understood about the natural history of this rare species, which is entirely restricted to The Bahamas. The full account on Neotropical Birds can be found here. Ong, G. (2010) Bahama Swallow (Tachycineta cyaneoviridis), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology.