One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A North American swallow that nests in trees.
"Tachycineta bicolor", family "Artamidae"
- ‘My nest box attracted a tree swallow - a species that often uses boxes designed for bluebirds.’
- ‘However, only terrestrial species have been tested, such as barn swallows, tree swallows, dunnocks, alpine accentors, and acorn woodpeckers.’
- ‘If you haven't attracted bluebirds or tree swallows by late spring, close your box up or take it down, but do not let English sparrows, vicious predators, take over any box.’
- ‘It's cheerful too; the liquid sound of the tree swallow's ebullient trills is enough to improve anyone's mood.’
- ‘This 55-acre park has a network of boardwalks and walkways that allows species such as the common snipe and the tree swallow to be observed without harming the lush grasses and wetland they thrive in.’
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