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Tersinidae (swallow-tanager; class Aves, order Passeriformes) A monospecific family (Tersina viridis) of birds in which the male is turquoise-blue with a black face and throat, white under-parts, and flanks barred with black, and the female is green with yellow under-parts, and flanks barred with olive. The swallow-tanager has a short bill, long wings, and short legs. It inhabits forest, feeds on fruit and insects, and nests in holes in banks and trees. It is found in Central and S. America.