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White-throated Swift

White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis)

Nightjars, Swifts, & Hummingbirds Rare Fall and Spring
White-throated Swift

White-throated Swift - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson

White-throated Swift

White-throated Swift - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson

The White-throated Swift is a rare spring and fall visitor on campus with records from March-May and September-November. It is a common, year-round breeding resident in southern California.

High Count: 15, Average Count: 2-10

The White-throated Swift is black overall, with a white throat, center of the breast and belly, and flank patches. This aerialist has long, narrow wings and flies with rapid wing beats, making it appear to teeter quickly from side to side in flight.