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Eastern Kingbird

E KingbirdSize - 8 - 9 inches long.
Habitat - Roadsides, woodland edges, orchards, and open country with scattered trees.
Nesting - The nest is a large cup of twigs, stems, and grass, up to 60 feet above the ground in a tree or stump in water.
Eggs - 3 to 5, white or pinkish, heavily spotted with brown. Incubation 13 days, by both sexes. Young leave the nest 14 days after hatching.
Food - Insects captured in flight; also a few berries and seeds.

Western Kingbird

Western KingbirdSize - 8 - 9 inches long.
Habitat - Open country with thicket and groves.
Nesting - The nest is a large cup of twigs, stems, fibers, animal hair, snake skins, string, and grass, 8 to 40 feet above the ground in a tree, on a utility pole or on a fencepost.
Eggs - 3 to 7, white, buff, or pinkish, blotched with brown. Incubation 12-14 days. Young leave the nest 14 days after hatching.
Food - Insects captured in flight; also a few berries.

Tree Swallow

Tree SwallowSize - 5 to 6 inches long
Habitat - Lakes, marshes, and woods near water.
Nesting - The eggs are laid in a cup of grass and feather in a woodpecker hole, another tree cavity, or birdhouse.
Eggs - 4 to 7, white. Incubation 13 to 16 days. Young leave the nest after 16 to 24 days.
Food - Flying insects and airborne spiders; also bayberries in winter.

Eastern Bluebird

BluebirdSize - 5 to 7 inches long.
Habitat - Farmlands, orchards, and open woodlands.
Nesting - The nest is a cup of grass in a woodpecker hole or birdhouse.
Eggs - 3 to 7, pale blue or white. Incubation 13 to 16 days, by female only. Young leave the nest 15 to 20 days after hatching.
Food - Insects, spiders, and berries.





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