The White-Chinned Swift (Cypseloides cryptus) is found from Belize to North and West South America. It usually lives individually behind large waterfalls. This large and robust bird is 15 cm (6 inches) in height and 36 g in weight.
It has a broad head, with large eyes, short tail and wings. Adults are sooty-black, below are paler and browner. Sides of forehead scaled with grayish, small white spot on chin, and feet black. Eats mainly flying ants.