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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Species Common Name Archilochus colubris Ruby-throated Hummingbird Chaetura pelagica Chimney Swift Coccyzus americanus Yellow-billed Cuckoo Colaptes auratus Northern Flicker Dryocopus pileatus Pileated Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus Red-bellied Woodpecker Meleagris gallopavo Wild Turkey Picoides pubescens Downy Woodpecker Picoides villosus Hairy Woodpecker Species Bluebell Bohm Sweet William Archilochus colubris 0.
the chimney SWIFT, Chaetura pelagica [no relation to the chimney sweep]
vociferus Wilson, whip-poor- I C will Chordeiles minor (Forster), I O common nighthawk Order Apodiformes (swifts and hummingbirds) Family Apodidae (swifts) Chaetura pelagica (Linnaeus), I A chimney swift Family Trochilidae (hummingbords) Archilochus colubris (Linnaeus), I C ruby-throated hummingbird Selasphorus rufus (Gmelin), I R rufous hummingbird Order Coraciiformes (todies, motmots, and kingfishers) Family Alcedinidae (kingfishers) Ceryle alcyon (Linnaeus), belted I O kingfisher Order Piciformes (woodpeckers and allies) Family Picidae (woodpeckers) Colaptes auratus (Linnaeus), I C northern flicker Dryocopus pileatus (Linnaeus), I O pileated woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus (Linnaeus), I C red-bellied woodspecker M.