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Merlin Bird ID

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