Utah Bird Profile
 Violet-green Swallow - Tachycineta thalassina

Name Roots: (Gr. tachys, "swift"; kineo, "to move" - thalassina, "like the sea" [sea green])

In Utah:  
by Amanda Holt

Other Photos - ID / Song

characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a snag at a height of 5+ feet, in a cavity nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is an insectivore: air screener.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in mountain riparian and aspen habitats.
How to find:  

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Occur. (CS)

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