adult; no sexual dimorphism (California, USA; 2006-03-31)

Violet-green Swallow
Tachycineta thalassina

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: closely related and similar to Tree Swallow; like its cousin, nests in tree hollows, cliff crevices, and birdhouses.

white sides of red rump; emerald green back (California, USA; 2006-03-19)

snowy white underneath; superb flyer (California, USA; 2006-03-19)

juvenile; brownish back, creamy underparts (California, USA; 2006-05-06)

adult; greenish back; large white patch on face (Utah, USA; 2013-05-06)