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Violet-green Swallow

Tachycineta thalassina

Description:

Adults are velvet green on their upperparts with white underparts and a forked tail; they have white patches on the side of the rump. The head is usually more coppery or brownish than the back, and the rump is a glossy violet color. In adult males, the white throat area extends behind and above the eyes; adult females are duller. Immature birds are brown on the upperparts

Notes:

Brackish pond

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1 Comment

annorion
annorion 8 years ago

Interesting colors!

DonnaPomeroy
Spotted by
DonnaPomeroy

California, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2012
Submitted on Apr 28, 2012

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