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Vaux's Swift

Chaetura vauxi ORDER: APODIFORMES FAMILY: APODIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A bird of the Pacific Northwest, Vaux's Swift spends almost all of daylight hours in the air foraging for insects. It is very similar to the Chimney Swift, a common species of the eastern United States, in appearance and habits.

Calls

Flight call is a high, rapid, insect-like twitter.

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