Monday, 18 August 2014

Bird #85: American Black Swift





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

References:

Websites:
·         Whatbird.com
·         Birdwed.org