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Common Bird Species of Northwestern Ontario

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FISHES

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Tuchycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow

Description

Distinguishing Features - Back and head, shiny steel blue with greenish reflections. under parts and throat, white. Bill, black. Tail, forked. Female slightly smaller and somewhat duller in colouration.

Tree Swallow Size - 12.5 - 15.7 cm (5 - 6.25 in).

Habitat

Around waterways, marshes and beaver ponds.

Nesting

In a tree cavity or old woodpecker hole; crevice in a building or a bird house. Nest is made up of grasses, lined with feathers and down. Eggs, 4 - 6; white. Incubation period 13 - 16 days.

Notes

The Tree Swallow lives primarily on a diet of insects. This agile flier is often observed flying swiftly over water catching flying insects.


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