Distinguishing Features – The tree Swallow is a bird with its back and head, shiny steel blue with greenish reflections. underparts and throat, white. Bill, black. Tail, forked. Female slightly smaller and somewhat duller in coloration.
- Size – 12.5 – 15.7 cm
- (5 – 6.25 in)
Around waterways, marshes, and beaver ponds.
In a tree cavity or old woodpecker hole; crevice in a building or a birdhouse. The nest is made up of grasses, lined with feathers and down.
Eggs, 4 – 6; white. The incubation period is 13 – 16 days.
The Tree Swallow lives primarily on a diet of insects. This agile flier is often observed flying swiftly over the water catching flying insects.
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