This is a juvenile violet-green swallow awaiting its parents’ return with food. The violet-green swallow feeds on a wide variety of insects such as flies, wasps, winged ants, wild bees, beetles, moths, and many others. It forages in flight, catching insects in the air. Usually they also forage in flocks. Female swallows are similar to males but with shorter tail streamers and a less distinct blue collar on the throat. Juvenile swallows are duller than adults with a buff white forehead and chin, and short tail streamers. / SANDRA JAMES