Even the stork in the sky Knows her seasons; And the turtledove and the swift and the thrush Observe the time of their migration; But My people do not know The ordinance of the LORD. (Jeremiah 8:7 NASB)
Bible Birds – Alpine Swifts Birds of the Bible
Check out these Swift pages from WhatBird
- Black Swift
- Common Swift
- Chimney Swift
- Fork-tailed Swift
- White-collared Swift
- White-throated Swift
“The swifts are a family, Apodidae, of highly aerial birds. They are superficially similar to swallows, but are not closely related to passerine species. Swifts are placed in the order Apodiformes, which they share with Hummingbirds.
The Treeswifts are closely related to the true swifts, but form a separate family, the Hemiprocnidae.
Resemblances between swifts and swallows reflect the Lords design to have similar life styles based on catching insects in flight.
The family name, Apodidae, is derived from the Greek απους, apous, meaning “without feet”, a reference to the small, weak legs of these most aerial of birds. Some species of swifts are among the fastest animals on the planet, with some of the fastest measured flight speeds of any bird. (106 mph, 171 km/h)” (Wikipedia with editing)