They spend the summer breeding from Alaska across Canada to Labrador, down to southern California across the U.S. to northern Georgia. They spend the winter in southern California, across to South Carolina, Florida, and the Gulf Coast south to Panama.
They are found in open areas near water and fields, in wooded swamps and shorelines.
They have long, pointed wings and a notched tail, a green back and a white belly.
They are strong fliers.
They catch insects in mid-flight.
They nest in an open cup of grass in a tree hole. They will use a nesting box. They find duck feathers to line their nests. Females lay 2 - 8 white eggs.
Species: T. bicolor
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