The common swift (bird) of the eastern part of North America, with mainly dark grey plumage.
- Chaetura pelagica, family Apodidae.
- 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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