Tag: Tree swallow

August 27, 2021

Tree swallows ingest dozens of pesticides

Tree swallows are ingesting various types of pesticides through their insect diet, even when they don’t live near large industrial farms where the chemicals are most prevalent. “There is strong...

October 31, 2019

Bluebird cares for another species’ offspring

Researchers captured footage of a male eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) feeding young tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) while studying the effects of gas compressor noise on songbird reproduction behavior in nest...

January 29, 2019

The late bird gets later

A few years ago, University of Guelph researcher Elizabeth Gow’s work wouldn’t have been possible. But improvements in technology allowed biologists to fit tiny tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor)with even tinier...