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Tree Swallow These stunning birds have a deep-blue iridescent back and a white breast. They are streamlined and small in size with long, pointed wings and a short, slightly notched tail.  Geotagged,Spring,Swallow,Tachycineta bicolor,Tree Swallow,United States,bird Click/tap to enlarge

Tree Swallow

These stunning birds have a deep-blue iridescent back and a white breast. They are streamlined and small in size with long, pointed wings and a short, slightly notched tail.

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  1. awesome Swallow Christine. Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks! They are very photogenic birds! Posted 3 months ago

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The Tree Swallow 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 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.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jan 11, 2018. Captured Jun 4, 2017 12:33 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/512s
  • ISO400
  • 277mm