White-throated Swift Identification

Adult Description

  • Small bird.
  • Black back, wings, and tail.
  • White throat, belly, and sides of rump.
  • Body cylindrical.
  • Wings long, pointed, and swept back.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but duller.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robinbetween sparrow and robin
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 5.9-7.1 in (15-18 cm)
    • Weight: 1.0-1.3 oz (28-36 g)