Great Dusky Swift Cypseloides senex

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Apodidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Connor Rosenblatt


Great Dusky Swift is a colonial breeder. The nest is cup placed on a cliff, behind or beside a waterfall. The nest is composed of moss and pebbles, held together with mud (Whitacre 1989, Sick 1993).

Recommended Citation

Rosenblatt, C. (2014). Great Dusky Swift (Cypseloides senex), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.