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Violet-green Swallow

Tachycineta thalassina

ML120030351


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Jeff O'Connell
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eBird Checklist S49369352
Faulk Drive Landing
Leon, Florida, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 30.5216, -84.3238 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Was standing near the end of the road by Lake Jackson with Marcie and Parker scanning the Tree Swallows, which kept flying overhead in small waves. I was looking for anything different, and in particular was checking for Cave, so I was keying in on size, since Cave is a bit smaller (noticeably so, in my experience, when flying with Trees). I got on one that stood out in looking smaller, with a shorter tail. I quickly ruled out Cave due to all white underparts, but saw that it had sizable white patches wrapping around the rump, which made me think Violet-green. Photos show the white extending up over the eye, and do not show the strong contrast and sharp line between cheek and throat of TRSW. Bird was first seen heading south, and then seen shortly after heading back north.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 70D
Lens model
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/2500 sec
ISO
640
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
314KB
Dimensions
942 x 628

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