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Tree Swallow

Tachycineta bicolor


This swallow averages 13.5 cm (5 inches) long and weighs about 20 g. The bill is tiny. The adult Tree Swallow has iridescent blue-green upperparts, white underparts, and a very slightly forked tail. The female usually has duller colours than the male, often more greenish than the more bluish male. The juvenile plumage is dull grey-brown above and may have hint of a gray breast band.


This young swallow was making quite a ruckus in its nesting box, until its parent dropped by to feed it!

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Voddy 8 years ago

Yeah great job dude!!!

chuck.replogle 8 years ago

Amazing photographs!

MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

LOVELY!!! Great séries and capture!!!

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

The youngster is saying,"That was good, I wonder if there is more!" in the 3rd and 4th pictures. Very good Series!

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New York, USA

Spotted on Jul 19, 2012
Submitted on Jul 29, 2012

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