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Passeriformes > Hirundinidae

Tree Swallow

Tachycineta bicolor

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Common and widespread swallow that is found in a variety of open habitats like fields and wetlands. Adults are iridescent blue-green above (dark in poor light) and bright white below; immatures are duller. They forage on the wing for insects, often giving cheery gurgling calls. Nests in cavities, especially bluebird boxes.

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