Violet-Green Swallow

Tachycineta thalassina

This Violet-Green Swallow was arguably the most exciting and unexpected bird in Newfoundland during 2010 – one of very few records in eastern North America.
– Photo: Jared Clarke (June 4, 2010)

Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)

Origins: Breeds only in western North America, wintering south to Central America. It is a rare vagrant east of its range, and exceptionally rare to the east coast.

Record Details: One record for Newfoundland. A “white-rumped” swallow first seen near Virginia Lake, St. John’s on May 28, 2010 was relocated and identified days later, and present until June 4.

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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