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Violet-green Swallow

Tachycineta thalassina
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Length: 5 in. (13 cm )
This attractive swallow nests in small colonies in cavities of dead trees or cliff edges often high in the mountains. This species will use artificial nest boxes at times. It feeds on insects taken in the air and occasionally from the ground. Frequently seen lined up sitting on telephone wires.

The four-digit banding code is VGSW.

Male | Herbert Clarke


Fir forest

Marsh / swamp

Open water
Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Violet-green Swallow
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 13, 2024
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/violet-green-swallow

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Violet-green Swallow. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 13, 2024 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/violet-green-swallow

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Violet-green Swallow". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/violet-green-swallow

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Violet-green Swallow". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 13 Jun 2024. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/violet-green-swallow

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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