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Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi)
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Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi)

General Description: Vaux's Swifts (Chaetura vauxi) are small, all-gray, cigar-shaped birds with long, narrow, pointed wings. Vaux's Swifts are dark gray overall except for the light-gray throat and breast. Vaux's Swifts are uncommon around Las Vegas; White-throated Swifts are the common species here.

Taxonomy: Apodiformes, Apodidae, Chaeturinae.

Favored Habitat: The open air: these birds feed on the wing as they migrate through.

Where to Find: Vaux's Swifts are uncommon in the Las Vegas area. They migrate through the western deserts to breed in the northern mountains and only occasionally are seen.

Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi) Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi)
Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi) Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi)
Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi) Vaux's Swifts (Chaetura vauxi)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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