Black Swift

Cypseloides niger

Order

APODIFORMES

Family

Swifts (Apodidae)

Code 4

BLSW

Code 6

CYPNIG

ITIS

HEAD

Black Swift Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Silver-white
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Black Swift Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18-19 cm (7-7.5 in)
  • Weight: 45 g (1.6 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Black Swift Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Stiff, shallow wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 38 cm (15 in)
  • Wing Shape: Long-Wings, Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X