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Heat in the Tropics

5 monthes ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

As the boreal migrants head north, breeding season for the residents and austral migrants is beginning to pick up. A friend of mine has been begging me to come over to document a nesting pair of Plumbeous Kites in her property but life has gotten in the way thus far. They've not wasted any time, having drifted northward from mainland South America only a few weeks ago. There are other austral migrants breeding here, however - I've found two separate nesting sites of the incredulous looking Swallow Tanager thus far.
A young male Swallow Tanager holding a bit of nesting material. Perhaps his...
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