Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swifts :: Chimney Swift
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeNorth America e. of the Rocky Mountains;
Sc. and se. Canada from ec. Saskatchewan and s. Manitoba to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and s. to the e. United States in e. New Mexico, sc. and s. Texas, coast of the Gulf of Mexico and sc. Florida. An isolated population sporadically breeds in s. California and possibly Arizona.
Winter in wc. South America in e. Ecuador, w. and e. Peru, nw. Brazil and possibly n. Chile.
Burnet Woods, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA - Apr 17, 2002 Source: William Hull
Description: Bird is in flight.
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Florida Museum of Natural History
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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