The Byelorussian Post has issued a stamp from the "Bird of the Year" series. In 2012 the stamp is dedicated to the Black swift. In flight, this bird looks like a flying cigar with long slender curved wings. Its plumage is mostly a sooty dark gray. There is some contrast between the upper and lower wing. The shoulders are much darker in color than the remaining portion of the wing. The bird also has a short slightly forked tail.