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Tree Swallow

Tachycineta bicolor

Description:

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.

Notes:

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

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4 Comments

Voddy
Voddy 8 years ago

Yeah great job dude!!!

chuck.replogle
chuck.replogle 8 years ago

Amazing photographs!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

LOVELY!!! Great séries and capture!!!

alicelongmartin
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!

RiverValleyRunner
Spotted by
RiverValleyRunner

New York, USA

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

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