Tree Swallow In Nest Box
Jennie Marie Schell
Photograph - Photography Art Designs
A Tree Swallow takes up residence in a nesting box in Montana, USA.
The female Tree Swallow does most of the nest building, taking between a few days and two weeks to finish the job. She collects material on the ground near the nest site. The nest is often made entirely of grass, but may include animal hair, and artificial materials. Within the cavity, the female presses her body against the nest material to shape it into a cup, and lines it with many feathers of other bird species. In some populations the male gathers most of the feathers, and in others the male and females split the duty evenly.
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August 24th, 2017
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