tree swallow


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

Examples of tree swallow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While this birdhouse will mainly attract bluebirds with its 1.5-inch entry hole, other birds, such as wrens, tree swallows, and chickadees, will be interested in nesting in this house, too. Brandi Fuller, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 May 2023 Some ideas to support bird conservation include buying bird-friendly coffee which supports habitats for birds — including tree swallows that nest in Alaska’s boreal forests, and migrate across Canada, down the Mississippi River, to Central America. Conocophillips Alaska, Anchorage Daily News, 9 June 2023 Bailey explains that certain birds, like wrens, tree swallows, and great crested flycatchers, will nest in gourds. Brandi Fuller, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 May 2023 Five Iceland gulls and a king eider at Black Rock Beach in Cohasset, a canvasback and three tree swallows at Beaver Pond in Franklin and a black vulture at Blue Hills Reservation. Isabela Rocha,, 18 Mar. 2023 Three Eastern meadowlarks and two sandhill cranes at the Dexter Drumlin Reservation, five Iceland gulls at the Wachusett Reservoir, nine black vultures in Blackstone, a great cormorant at Lake Whalom, a late tree swallow in Worcester and 16 evening grosbeaks in Royalston. Isabela Rocha,, 24 Dec. 2022 Worcester County: Two sandhill cranes at Dexter Drumlin in Lancaster, a canvasback at Coachlace Pond in Clinton, 30 tree swallows in South Grafton, seven black vultures at Roosevelt Park in Blackstone and four continuing trumpeter swans in the vicinity of Riverdale Street in Northbridge. Isabela Rocha,, 12 Mar. 2023 According to the map, tree swallows sampled in 2016 and 2017 near Eagle River tested positive for elevated levels of PFOS and several bald eagles near the Bayfield area tested positive between 2006 and 2015 for a number of PFAS compounds, including PFOA and PFOS. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 22 Feb. 2023 Last week, highlights were four snow geese in Chilmark and a tree swallow at Aquinnah., 12 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tree swallow was in 1893

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“Tree swallow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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