Tree Swallow Facts and Photos


Tree Swallow Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Physical Description: Long, pointed wings, short, squared tail, short and flat bills. Males are blue-green at the top of their bodies whereas females are brown in color above. 

Length: 4.7-5.9 inches

Weight: 0.6-0.9 ounces

Wingspan: 11.8-13.8 inches

Diet: Flying insects, bayberries and other vegetable matter

Migration: Tree swallows winter in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, migrating from their breeding sites in northern North America.

For more information about tree swallows and featured Autumnwatch New England guest and Ornithologist David Allen Sibley, visit The Connecticut Audubon Society.

Animal facts courtesy of the BBC.

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