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SWALLOWS

Family Hirundinidae

     Swallows are small birds with long pointed wings.  They feed on flying insects and are therefore more common in open areas, such as habitats with open water.  Their nests are typically located in holes in trees and banks (Sibley, 2001).

Tree swallows are found near water and migrate to the sea coasts of the southeast and southwest.   They feed on flying insects and may sleep in woodpecker holes.  They are one of the few birds that can digest the wax of bayberry berries which they depend on in winter.

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