Black Swifts make way onto Brazil birding list

This Black Swift is modeling one of the tiny geolocators used to track the bird and three others in an attempt to determine where Black Swifts winter. The data collected revealed this bird migrated to the lowland tropical forest of western Brazil, a flight of nearly 4,300 miles.



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This Black Swift is modeling one of the tiny geolocators used to track the bird and three others in an attempt to determine where Black Swifts winter. The data collected revealed this bird migrated to the lowland tropical forest of western Brazil, a flight of nearly 4,300 miles.

A bird that summers in Colorado but kept secret its winter home for 165 years now has become one of the latest additions to the Brazil bird list. High-flying Black Swifts, scimitar-winged…




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