Definition of chimney swift in English:

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chimney swift


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The common swift found over the eastern part of North America, with mainly dark gray plumage.
  • Chaetura pelagica, family Apodidae.
Example sentences
  • For example, the wing loading of a highly maneuverable bird such as the chimney swift is ten times smaller than that of the aeronautically challenged common loon.
  • The chimney swift is the most widely distributed and plentiful swift in North America, especially east of the Mississippi River.
  • At least one species of swift, chimney swifts are cooperative breeders.

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Syllabification: chim·ney swift

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