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Along the Amazon river and its tributaries there are a multitude of birds. One of them, the White-banded Swallow (Atticora fasciata) can be seen darting across the waters by itself, in pairs or in mixed-species groups. It is hard to confuse this aerial insectivore; its beautiful glossy blue-black plumage, bright white band across its chest, and deeply forked tail make it distinguishable from the rest.