tree swallow

noun

Definition of 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 Each packet contained six different related pictures -- for example, six different bird species: one woodpecker, four parrots, one goldfinch, one tree swallow, etc. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 16 Nov. 2021 So the birds sort out their distances and differences and the boxes house titmice, tree swallows, and, yes, chickadees. Sharon Sorenson, Indianapolis Star, 11 Apr. 2020 There was a redhead at Kenoza Lake in Haverhill, two late-migrant tree swallows at Plum Island, a Townsend’s solitaire at Halibut Point in Rockport, and a Nashville warbler at Martins Brook in North Reading. BostonGlobe.com, 29 Dec. 2019 Late migrant tree swallows were spotted throughout the state at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Cockeast Pond, and Richmond Pond in Westport, Butler’s Cove Road in Edgartown, and on Cuttyhunk. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Dec. 2019 Additional sightings included 400 tree swallows, a blue-gray gnatcatcher, a brown thrasher, and two rusty blackbirds. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Nov. 2019 Within 30 minutes, a squabble ensued between two would-be tenants, a bluebird and tree swallow. Mike Klingaman, baltimoresun.com, 20 Aug. 2019 The four common ones are tree swallows, violet-green swallows, cliff swallows and bank swallows. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 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, 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of tree swallow

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tree swallow was in 1893

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19 Nov 2021

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“Tree swallow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tree%20swallow. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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