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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.

Habitat:

a migratory passerine bird that breeds in North America and winters in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

Notes:

Blandy Experimental Farm 39.122, -78.072

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jellis
Jellis 9 years ago
Tree Swallow
Tachycineta bicolor Tree Swallow


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3 Comments

rstillings
rstillings 9 years ago

Thanks again Jellis :-)
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rstillings
rstillings 9 years ago

Added 3 more for ya Jellis :-)
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Jellis
Jellis 9 years ago

Do you have more shots of the bird?

rstillings
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New Hampshire, USA

Spotted on May 31, 2010
Submitted on Sep 4, 2012

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