AnAge entry for Tachycineta bicolor

Classification (HAGRID: 01619)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Passeriformes
                Family: Hirundinidae
                    Genus: Tachycineta
Species
Tachycineta bicolor
Common name
Tree swallow
Synonyms
Iridoprocne bicolor

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
12.1 years (wild)
Source
ref. 427
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

A 25-year study in the wild found that reproductive performance first increased until about 3-5 years of age, possibly due to acquired skills, and then declined, perhaps caused by physiological ageing and influenced by previous reproductive efforts [0419].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Incubation
14 days
Clutch size
5 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
1.6 g
Adult weight
19 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.46 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 178431
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 72873
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