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Common Name:Swallow, Violet-green
Scientific Name:Tachycineta thalassina
Area:Ogier Ponds - Morgan Hill, California
Date:March 11, 2017

The Violet-green Swallow can be differentiated from the similar looking Tree Swallow by the white area over the eye. These photos are of a male, the female is much more drab in color.

Riverfront Trail - The Dalles, Oregon - - - April 27, 2006

Reference:Western Birds by Peterson
Link:Trip Journal