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tree swallow

TREE SWALLOW

Sophia Willis McInnes

description
Description
  • Tree swallows are slender bird with pointed wings. They are blue with a white stomach and chest. They have solid black eyes and a brown tail. The males tend to brighter then the females. Juveniles ( the babies ) are all brown with a few blue splotches.
  • IS THIS A MALE?
habitat
Habitat

Tree swallows live and breed near water this

includes:

  • FieldS
  • Marshes
  • Wooded swamps
  • ShorelineS
  • Beaver ponds

They live all around the USA.

behavior
Behavior
  • Tree swallows are very social and playful birds. They usually fly in flocks. They like skimming the water surface.
nesting
nesting

Tree swallow's NEST IN MANY PLACES, HERE ARE SOME:

  • CAVITIES (MAN MADE AND NATURAL)
  • OLD WOODPECKER HOLES
  • MAN MADE NEST BOXES
my personal connection
MY PERSONAL CONNECTION
  • When our class went to pioneer farms for our 5th grade field trip, there was a nest for a mating pair. I didn’t get a chance to see it but my teacher did.
video of tree swallow
VIDEO OF TREE SWALLOW

This is a video of a tree swallow singing:

Click here:

Tree Swallow Singing – YouTube

threats of tree swallows
THREATS OF TREE SWALLOWS

NATURAL

  • Raccoons opossums and cats will catch and kill young and adults.
  • Weasels will enter boxes, trapping the BIRDS inside.
  • Raccoons are especially dangerous because if they find A NEST THEY WILL EAT THE BIRDS OR EGGS.
  • Most snakes can’t climb poles but some can. Those will eat the eggs and the birds that are inside.

steps to help

  • We can help by putting out more nesting AREAS
  • WE CAN USE LESS POISONS OUTDOORS
  • We can help by leaving cavities in a tree alone
  • We can help by not touching tree swallow eggs
bibliography
BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • http://mikemillphotography.aminus3.com/image/2012-06-02.html
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Hulio7271
    • http://philipschwarzphotography.wordpress.com/2011/11
    • http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?7459- Bird-Thread/page233
  • "Tree Swallow." BirdWeb. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2013.
  • http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Tree_Swallow/lifehistory
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Special thanks to Mrs. Julia

Thank you for watching!

-Sophia

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