Antillean Palm-Swift Tachornis phoenicobia

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Apodidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Omyia Damaj

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The flight call of Antillean Palm-Swift is described as "a constantly emitted, faint high-pitched twitter" (Raffaele et al. 1998) and as "noisy, emitting an almost constant, weak, twittering, tooee-tooee" (Garrido and Kirkconnell 2000).

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

There are few available audio recordings of Antillean Palm-Swift; audio recordings can be heard at Macaualay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Damaj, O. (2014). Antillean Palm-Swift (Tachornis phoenicobia), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.