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Swallow (Tree)

Tachycineta bicolor
Swallow (Tree)

Range

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.

Habitat

They are found in open areas near water and fields, in wooded swamps and shorelines.

Body Traits

They have long, pointed wings and a notched tail, a green back and a white belly.

Habits

They are strong fliers.

Diet

They catch insects in mid-flight.

Reproduction

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.

Swallow (Tree)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Tachycineta
Species: T. bicolor

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