Common Name: American Black Swift
Scientific Name: Cypseloides niger
Description: 7-71/2 inches; Blackish overall; wings long, boomerang shaped; tail fanned. Males: notch in tail. Juveniles: white scaling on their bellies.
Habitat: Over hill and Gullies; Forest. –Locally may be seen in the parishes of St Joseph to St Philip. Breeds along a sea cliff in St Philip
Statue: Migratory Breeder
· Helm Field Guides- Birds of the West Indies by H. Raffaele, J. Wiley, O. Garrido, A.Keith, J. Raffaele
· The Sibley Guide to Birds by David Allen Sibley National Geographic- Field Guide to the Birds of North America edited by Dunn and Alderfer