Violet-green Swallow Identification

Looking for ID Help?

Get Instant ID help for 650+ North American birds.

Try Merlin Bird ID

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Violet-green Swallows are small sleek birds with long pointed wings and slightly forked tails. Their wingtips extend beyond their short tail—especially noticeable when perched.

    Relative Size

    About the same size as a Bank Swallow, but smaller than a Barn Swallow.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.7 in (12 cm)
      • Weight: 0.5 oz (14 g)
      • Wingspan: 10.6 in (27 cm)

Need Bird ID Help? Try Merlin