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The primaries of swifts account for MUCH more of the wing length relative to the secondaries than on swallows; as far as I know, on all species of swifts vs. all species of swallows. This provides an excellent feature for distinguishing the two groups. Note the proportions on your bird relative to those on a Vaux's Swift in pix below.

Even more excellent is that the two groups have VERY different flight styles and flap cadences. Learn those!

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16 hours ago, Tony Leukering said:

The primaries of swifts account for MUCH more of the wing length relative to the secondaries than on swallows; as far as I know, on all species of swifts vs. all species of swallows. This provides an excellent feature for distinguishing the two groups. Note the proportions on your bird relative to those on a Vaux's Swift in pix below.

Even more excellent is that the two groups have VERY different flight styles and flap cadences. Learn those!

vasw.JPG

 

tempsnip.jpg

Yes @Tony Leukering!  This is very helpful!!!  I, for one, appreciate spoonfeeding.  👏

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