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Tree Swallow

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Tree Swallow

Tree Swallows are a familiar sight in summer fields and wetlands across northern North America. They chase after flying insects with acrobatic twists and turns, their steely blue-green feathers flashing in the sunlight. Tree Swallows nest in tree cavities; they also readily take up residence in nest boxes. This habit has allowed scientists to study their breeding biology in detail, and makes them a great addition to many a homeowner’s yard or field. Tree Swallows breed in open habitats such as fields and wetlands, usually adjacent to water. Foraging flocks are frequently seen over wetlands, water, and agricultural fields.

Young Swallow