Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swallows :: Violet-green Swallow

Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina

Described by: Swainson (1827)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Oregon, USA - Sep 27, 2002 © Dan Marsh  Oregon, USA - Sep 27, 2002 © Dan Marsh  Colorado, USA - Date unknown © Steve Messick  Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, USA - Jun, 2005 © Lou Hegedus 
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W. North America and w. Mexico and Central America;
(1) C. Alaska, w. Canada from n. Yukon, sw. Mackenzie, n. British Columbia, and wc. Alberta to ex. sw. Saskatchewan s. in w. United States from c. Montana e. to w. North Dakota, w. South Dakota, and nw. Nebraska s. to w. Alaska on the Alaskan Peninsula and s. Arizona and s. New Mexico, e. to ex. w. Kansas, and w. Texas, and in Mexico s. to c. Baja. On plateau of se. Mexico (Veracruz and Oaxaca).
Winters further s. in Baja and to Costa Rica.
(2) C. and s. Baja and nw. Mexico (Sonora).
Winters s. to Honduras and Panama.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: The Royal British Columbia Museum
Location unknown - Date unknown Source:


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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