Fine art illustration of a Tree Swallow. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Tree Swallow was completed on 2.28.2010. I considered the different poses for this bird - in flight or perched. I decided on the perched pose because the lovely iridescent blues of the feathers would be better visible. The drawing is based on a photo by David Cree.
The Tree Swallow is a migratory passerine bird that breeds in North America and winters in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. It is a medium-sized swallow, growing to about 5 inches long (12.7 cm) These beautiful and active birds - which form large colonies which can number in the hundreds of thousands - feed on flying insects like horseflies, dragonflies, moths, and mayflies. They will not come to birdfeeders as a general rule, but will readily take up residence in man made birdhouses.