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It's not a swift.  They can't perch; they can only cling to vertical surfaces.

It looks like a Purple Martin to me, either a female or a young male.

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Thirded. While adult male Purple Martins have an iridescent dark purple overall with brown-black wings, females and immature males have variable amounts of gray in the front of their face, chest, and belly.

To tell a Chimney Swift from a Purple Martin, notice how the swallow has less curved and more triangle shaped wings and has a longer, hooked tail. Also, look at their behavior. Like Charlie pointed out, Swifts cannot perch. Furthermore, Chimney Swifts usually flutter their wings high in the air, while Martins glide, swoop, and have less shallow wing beats as well as fly lower to the ground.

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