The Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) breeds from Canada to South West United States, and in winters from Peru to Bolivia and Ecuador. This migratory bird live in lowlands along coasts. This large and robust animal is 13 cm (5 inches) in height and 21 g in weight.
Its crown, hindneck and mantle are dull blackish, shading to dark grayish-brown on rump. Throat and chest slightly paler. Bill and legs black. This bird lives alone and feeds on hymenopterans, dipterans, and other flying insects.