- Pygoscelis antarcticus
Chimney Swifts are small migratory swifts that breed in eastern North America and winter in northwestern South America. Males and females look alike: sooty dark bodies with paler feathers at the throat, breast, and under the wings.
Chimney Swifts are highly aerial; they are in flight almost constantly, except for nesting or roosting. They even bathe on the wing!
Because of their body shape, Chimney Swifts are sometimes called "flying cigars." They are highly gregarious and form huge flocks prior to and during migration.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 29 September 2011|
|Scientific Name||Chaetura pelagica|
|Birdorable Family||Swallows, Swifts & Larks|
(as of 27 January 2017)
|Range||South Africa North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (West) United States (East)|