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Sonoran Desert Birds



Tree swallow - (Tachycineta bicolor)

 Tree swallow

 Tree swallow

Size: 5.75 inches
Overall Color: blue-green and white
Occurrence: near water
Diet: insects, sometimes berries
Nest: cavity
Field Identification: head, wings, and tail dark blue green, white underneath, actively fly during day catching insects
Season: winter

Tree swallow
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae (swallows)
Genus: Tachycineta
species: bicolor

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