chimney swift


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chimney swift

n.
A small, dark, swallowlike New World bird (Chaetura pelagica) that frequently nests in chimneys.

chimney swift

n
(Animals) a North American swift, Chaetura pelagica, that nests in chimneys and similar hollows
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Noun1.chimney swift - American swift that nests in e.g. unused chimneyschimney swift - American swift that nests in e.g. unused chimneys
swift - a small bird that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight
Chateura, genus Chateura - a genus of Apodidae
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The structures will resemble chimneys and will make suitable nesting habitats for the Chimney Swift.
8220;The kids have really shown a lot of passion, reaching out to the Hartland community and have established the Chimney Swift Roost Fund for donations to build a new habitat for the birds in time for their return,” said Keleen Kaye, HSCL Teacher.
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Among nonpasserines, Red-bellied and Downy Woodpeckers were abundant at all three sites; whereas, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Chimney Swift, Northern Flicker, and Hairy Woodpecker were abundant at Bohm Woods (Table 5).
Discovering a chimney swift trapped in her parents' house, a frightened Laurel shuts herself into her mother's sewing room:
North American birds the laughing gull, Franklin's gull and the chimney swift have also been spotted recently.
the chimney SWIFT, Chaetura pelagica [no relation to the chimney sweep]
The authors run a chimney swift research station in Austin, Texas.
THE Isles of Scilly played host briefly to a chimney swift and a cliff swallow - rare North American insect eaters.
I was fascinated by the instinct of the chimney swift and delighted in hearing Damian talk about them.
With fertile imaginations -- and sassy pencils -- they draw a rocking chair without legs, a headboard of 'twigs' perhaps assembled by a chimney swift, a computer desk with unlaminated MDF top, an RTA wall unit put together like children's Lego blocks.