General Description: White-throated Swifts (Aeronautes saxatalis) are small, cigar-shaped birds with long, narrow, pointed wings. They are dark gray on the wings and black-and-white on the body. Swifts are always seen flying; they never land on wires like Swallows.
Taxonomy: Apodiformes, Apodidae, Apodinae.
Favored Habitat: The open air in the mountains; seen in all habitats during migration.