tree swallow

noun

Definition of tree swallow

: an American swallow (Tachycineta bicolor synonym Iridoprocne bicolor) with iridescent greenish-blue upperparts and white underparts

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Within 30 minutes, a squabble ensued between two would-be tenants, a bluebird and tree swallow. Mike Klingaman, baltimoresun.com, "Harford youngsters’ interest in birding is piqued through programs in the county," 20 Aug. 2019 The four common ones are tree swallows, violet-green swallows, cliff swallows and bank swallows. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Instead of zapping Alaska’s mosquitoes, build a birdhouse," 6 June 2019 Three tree swallows, surely migrants, circled over the pond and adjacent mowed fields while seven Eastern meadowlarks flushed from the grass. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, "The fields and hedgerows of Clark’s Creek Nature Preserve attract a variety of birds," 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of tree swallow

1893, in the meaning defined above

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