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Swift, American Black
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Cypseloides niger
Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Arkansas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Columbia, British Virgin Islands, California, Canada, Caribbean, Cayman Islands, Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico, Colombia, Colorado, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Antilles, Global, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois Read more
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This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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In flight, this bird looks like a flying cigar with long slender curved wings. The plumage is mostly a sooty dark gray. There is some contrast between the upper and lower wing. The shoulders are much darker in color than the remaining portion of the wing. They also have short slightly forked tails. ...
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