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Chimney Swift - (Chaetura pelagica) 



  • Small, dark, swift flier
  • Flies with wings stiff
  • Wings short and pointed
  • Cigar shaped body, short tail
  • 5.25" (13 cm.) 


  • Residential and commercial areas
  • Forests with large hollow trees

Additional Information

  • Common migrant and summer resident
  • Spends most of daytime in the air,
         foraging for insects
  • Roosts and nests in chimneys and
         hollow trees
  • Non-nesters and swifts on migration roost
         colonially in large chimneys

Chimney Swift in flight


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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