Black Swift

Cypseloides niger

ML32399541


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Tom Johnson
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eBird Checklist S8743861
Cape Island--Sunset Beach/Concrete Ship
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 38.9445, -74.9705 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

*megararity, first NJ record; photos at flickr.com/photos/bonxie88; large dark swift with smoothly tapered wings and a shallow tail fork, likely of Caribbean origins due to passage of Hurricane Irene earlier in the day; initiallly thought to be larger than Black Swift (perhaps White-collared Swift), but post-sighting discussion of shape and color (and lack of any pale markings on the bird) lead me to believe that this identification is correct. ID discussed in person or via email with Michael O'Brien, Tony Leukering, Van Remsen, Dan Lane, Michael Harvey, Ned Brinkley, Alvaro Jaramillo, and others.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 40D
Lens model
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
f-stop
f/6.3
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/8000 sec
ISO
800
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
327KB
Dimensions
958 x 639

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