- Chaetura pelagica
12-15cm (4¾-6 in)
- Grey brown underparts
- Sooty-brown back
- Pale throat, cheeks and chin
- Short tail
A rare vagrant to the British Isles.
A variety, including open areas.
They nest in chimneys building a saucer shaped nest from twigs glued together with saliva. The 3-7 white eggs are incubated by the female for 19-20 days. The young fledge a month later.
They hawk for flying insects.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Cornell Lab of Ornithology
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Chimney Swift. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 1 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Chimney_Swift