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Violet-green swallow
Tachycineta thalassina

Size: 5 inches
Overall Color: iridescent green and white
Occurrence: open mountain woodlands
Diet: insects
Nest: cavity
Field Identification: iridescent green back and wings, white belly, notched tail
Season: summer


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: passeriformes
Family: 54 Hirundinidae (swallows)
Genus: Tachycineta
Species: thalassina

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