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Vaux's Swift

Chaetura vauxi

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All-dark swift, often with slightly paler throat. Body is cigar shaped; flies with stiff, quick wingbeats. Often in small flocks. Listen for its high-pitched chips and trills. Found in a variety of habitats. Western counterpart to Chimney Swift; essentially no range overlap during breeding season, but extensive overlap during migration through Central America.

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