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White-throated Swift Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Culver City (Lindberg Park), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=41' MAP
Date: March 5, 2009
ID : 7C2V5568 [3888 x 2592]

White-throated Swift Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Culver City (Lindberg Park), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=41' MAP
Date: March 5, 2009
ID : 7C2V5570 [3888 x 2592]

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White-throated Swift Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Solvang, CA
GPS: 34.6N, -120.1W, elev=498' MAP
Date: July 14, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

White-throated Swift Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Solvang, CA
GPS: 34.6N, -120.1W, elev=498' MAP
Date: July 14, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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White-throated Swift Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Solvang, CA
GPS: 34.6N, -120.1W, elev=498' MAP
Date: July 14, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis) is a swift of the family Apodidae native to western North America, south to Honduras. It is migratory, and travels to the southern part of its range in winter, as far north along the Pacific coast as the Californian Central Valley.

Reaching a length of 16.5 cm (6.5 inches), with a wingspan of 35.5 cm (14 inches), the White-throated Swift is distinguished from other North American swifts by the whitish throat patch, which extends down to the belly. The upperparts, belly, and sides of the breast are black, and the underwings are gray.

Like all swifts, White-throated Swifts use their short legs only for clinging onto vertical surfaces or wires, and never land on the ground voluntarily.



                                     




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