Definition of chimney swift in English:

chimney swift

Syllabification: chim·ney swift


  • The common swift found over the eastern part of North America, with mainly dark gray plumage.
    • Chaetura pelagica, family Apodidae
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    • 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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