Vaux's Swift Identification

Adult Description

  • Small bird.
  • Dark gray-brown overall.
  • Wings long, pointed, and swept back.
  • Stiff wing beats.
  • Short bill and short, square tail give the body a cigar-like appearance.

Immature Description

Similar to adult.
Relative Size

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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)