Date: 7/10/19 2:36 pm From: Mark Miller <snowy.owlets...> Subject: RE: [cobirds] CDOT and the MBTA brochure
It certainly looks like a White-throated Swallow. The blue chest band and unstreaked throat separate it from Australian Tree Martin. At least they picked a migratory species. This one breeds in South Africa and winters in Angola. I still have a utility bill insert from the city of Longmont bearing a lovely photo of an anhinga.
From: <cobirds...> [mailto:<cobirds...>] On Behalf Of Neill Matheson
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 3:08 PM
Cc: COBirds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] CDOT and the MBTA brochure
What is the beautiful swallow on the second page of the CDOT Migratory Bird Act brochure? Without really looking, I assumed it was a Barn Swallow, but obviously not with that white throat. White-throated Swallow? If so, a southern African species making a rare appearance in a Colorado publication!