US black swifts winter in Brazil, discovery

Black swift on nest behind waterfall

From the Denver Post in the USA:

Birders take black swift mystery under their wing

By Nancy Lofholm

03/03/2012 01:00:00 AM MST

For more than half a century, a migratory mystery has confounded the bird world: Where do black swifts go when they leave their cliffside nests in Colorado?

A trio of Colorado bird researchers now has the first answer to that question. Their surprising finding got a drumroll unveiling Friday in Denver. The details are being published in an important ornithology journal next week.

And the answer to the mystery? Brazil.

See also here.

SAVE Brasil calls on us all to join the campaign against changes to Brazil’s forest law: here.

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