Birds of Evergreen

A guide to the avifauna of the campus core, forest, and beach

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"hirundinidae"

Barn Swallow

Order: Passeriformes Family: Hirundinidae Genus: Hirundo Species: Hirundo rustica Photo By: Stig Nygaard   Introduction “The barn swallow (Hirundo rustica), a group of passerine birds comprised of six closely related subspecies, are well known throughout their nearly worldwide distribution, in part… Continue Reading →

Tree Swallow

Order: Passeriformes Family: Hirundinidae Genus: Tachycineta Scientific Name: Tachycineta bicolor   Introduction The Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) is a tiny, streamlined songbird well known for catching flying insects in midair with their tiny, flat bill. They are recognized by their long, broad… Continue Reading →

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