Vaux's Swift

ID Info
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Vaux's Swift

Chaetura vauxi
  • ORDER: Caprimulgiformes
  • FAMILY: Apodidae
Basic Description

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.

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Other Names
  • Vencejo de Vaux (Spanish)
  • Martinet de Vaux (French)
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