I am back in a Winslow Art Center online class – Birds! Delving Deeper with Ian de Hoog. We are focusing on green birds and mixing beautiful and illusive green hues.
Our green bird this week is the Violet-Green Swallow – a small sleek bird with long pointed wings and slightly forked tails.
- Length 4.7 inches/ 12 cm
- Weight 0.5 ounce/ 14 g
- Wingspan 10.6 inches/ 27 cm
Color direct from tube
The scientific name for Violet-green Swallow is Tachycineta thalassina. Tachycineta means fast moving and thalassina means of the sea referring to the sea-green color of their backs.All About Birds
For more info on this bird, my favorite bird directory site – All About Birds