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L. 5-6 1/4 in (13-16 cm)
Juveniles are dull brown above.
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Breeds from Alaska east through northern Manitoba to Newfoundland and south to California, Colorado, Nebraska, and Maryland.
Lake shores, flooded meadows, marshes, and streams, creeks.
It is the first of our swallows to reappear in the spring.
Hole-nesters such as the Tree Swallow often face a housing shortage and must fight to get into, or keep, woodpecker holes or other sought-after nest sites. Man-made breeding boxes may help increase the numbers of these birds. The Tree Swallow almost invariably nests in the immediate vicinity of water. 4-6 white eggs in a feather-lined cup of grass placed in a hole in a tree or in a nest box
Insects caught on the wing. During winter, also feeds on berries.
This bird's habit of feeding on bayberries enables it to winter farther north than other swallows.
Cheerful series of liquid twitters.
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