Meaning of swallow tanager in English:

swallow tanager


  • The tanager Tersina viridis (family Thraupidae), the male of which is chiefly turquoise blue with a black face, short swallow-like bill, and long wings, and nests in burrows in cliffs in northern South America.

    The swallow tanager was formerly placed in a family of its own, Tersinidae.


Late 19th century.