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Blue-and-white Swallow

Pygochelidon cyanoleuca

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One of the most common and widespread Neotropical swallows. Small and compact with notched tail. Generally dark above and white below; best field mark is black undertail coverts sharply cut off from white belly. Flocks can be seen in towns and cities, open fields, bodies of water, and over forest. Often perches on telephone wires.

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America