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Great Dusky Swift Cypseloides senex

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

Vocalizations

The primary vocalization of Great Dusky Swift is a short chatter followed by a rasp; it is described by Sick (1993) as "a ti-ti-ti sound followed by a buzz, tirr-tshaarr".

There are very few audio recordings of Great Dusky Swift; examples can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.grdswi1.01