Vaux's Swift Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A small-bodied bird with long, very narrow swept-back wings that curve along both leading and trailing edges.

    Relative Size

    Larger than an Anna’s Hummingbird, smaller than a Barn Swallow.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.3 in (11 cm)
      • Weight: 0.5-0.8 oz (15-22 g)
      • Wingspan: 11.0 in (28 cm)