Bird #283 — White-throated Swift

aeronautes (from aer, air, and nautes, sailor) saxatilis (rock)

Sunday, April 1, 1984 — 1:20 pm

Patagonia, Arizona — Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Sanctuary

The White-throated Swifts were flying high over the woods along the creek and over the surrounding fields.  Their wings seemed to flap alternately, like a Chimney Swift’s.

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