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A Pair of Tree Swallows

A Pair of Tree Swallows

The Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) is 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.

This swallow averages 13.5 cm (5.3 in) long and weighs about 20 g (0.71 oz). 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 colors than the male, often more greenish than the more bluish male. The juvenile plumage is dull grey-brown above and may have a hint of a gray breast band. [Wikipedia]

Tree Swallows

Tree Swallows

Handsome aerialists with deep-blue iridescent backs and clean white fronts, Tree Swallows, are a familiar sight in summer fields and wetlands across northern North America. They chase after flying insects with acrobatic twists and turns, their steely blue-green feathers flashing in the sunlight. Tree Swallows nest in tree cavities; they also readily take up residence in nest boxes. This habit has allowed scientists to study their breeding biology in detail and makes them a great addition to many a homeowner’s yard or field. [All About Birds]

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow Facts [All About Birds]

  • Tree Swallows have helped researchers make major advances in several branches of ecology, and they are among the best-studied bird species in North America. Still, we know little about their lives during migration and winter.
  • The Tree Swallow—which is most often seen in open, treeless areas—gets its name from its habit of nesting in tree cavities. They also take readily to nest boxes.
  • Tree Swallows winter farther north than any other American swallows and return to their nesting grounds long before other swallows come back. They can eat plant foods as well as their normal insect prey, which helps them survive the cold snaps and wintry weather of early spring.
  • The oldest Tree Swallow on record was at least 12 years, 1 month old when it was recaptured and released during banding operations in Ontario in 1998.
Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow

 

11 comments on “Tree Swallow

  1. cyah1983 says:

    Cool bird!!
    I love it.♡♡♡♡♡♡♡🌍🗺🌐

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  2. cyah1983 says:

    You are so dedicated to your work! Thanks for sharing…♡♡♡♡🌍🗺🌏

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    1. Thank you for viewing. 🙂

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      1. cyah1983 says:

        😇🤗😆😍☺🤔😙🌏🌐😉

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  3. petchary says:

    What a lovely bird! It breeds in the Caribbean? I must look it up in my bird book. Funny, I saw the first swallow (or swift) just today swooping over the yard.

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    1. Like many foreigners, this bird vacations in the Caribbean. ☺

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      1. petchary says:

        Very smart of him/her.

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  4. Amy says:

    Beautiful colors! 🙂

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    1. Yea. It’s a pretty bird.☺

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