tree swallow

a bluish-green and white swallow, Iridoprocne bicolor, of North America, that nests in tree cavities.

1890–95, Americanism Unabridged
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tree swallow

1. bluish-green-and-white North American swallow; nests in tree cavities [syn: white-bellied swallow
2. of Australia and Polynesia; nests in tree cavities 
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The western counterpart of the tree swallow, the violet-green swallow has narrower wings and a shorter tail.
Also, you might get a tree swallow, chickadee or wren using your box instead.
The wax-coated nutlets are eaten by many species of birds, including the insect-eating tree swallow.
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