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Chestnut-collared Swift Streptoprocne rutila

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Apodidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Camile Shaw

Demography and Populations

Ectoparasites in the form of mites (Acarina) and feather lice (Mallophaga) have been identified on Chestnut-collared Swifts, particularly feather lice on nestlings (Collins 1968, Marín and Stiles 1992); nestlings also are parasitized by botflies (Neomusca) (Marín and Stiles 1992). Only tapeworm (Taenia) endoparasites were observed (Collins 1968).

The annual survival rate of adult Chestnut-collared Swifts is 85% (Collins 1974). The life span is unknown, but several individuals lived to at least 10 years of age (Collins 1974).

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and C. Shaw  (2015). Chestnut-collared Swift (Streptoprocne rutila), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.