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Violet-green swallow (male)

Tachycineta thalassina

Description:

These are beautiful swallows with purple, green, and white plumage. Slightly shorter and more compact than the Tree swallow. Males are distinguished from females by a whiter cheek.

Habitat:

Spotted at the edge of a wetland pond near the green River at Flaming Geyser State Park in western Washington state.

Notes:

Ranges in western North America and migrate to Mexico and Central America for the winter.

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7 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 a week ago

Thank you so much, Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 weeks ago

What a handsome little guy.

Brian38
Brian38 2 months ago

Thanks Leuba and Sukanya.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 months ago

This is too exquisite for words. Brian, I have missed your spottings

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 months ago

Wow !

Brian38
Brian38 2 months ago

Thank you, Jae.

Jae
Jae 2 months ago

Wow! Beautiful color combo. Great footage, Brain.

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Auburn, Washington, United States

Spotted on Jun 5, 2020
Submitted on Jun 6, 2020

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