Great Swallow-tailed Swift Panyptila sanctihieronymi

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Apodidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: John van Dort


Conservation Status

Due to its large range, stable population trend, and moderately small to large population size, the conservation status of Great Swallow-tailed Swift currently is listed by IUCN as Least Concern (Birdlife International 2012).

Chantler (2000) considered Great Swallow-tailed Swift to be one of the rarer species of swift, although Monroe (1968) considered it to be common in Honduras. It remains fairly common in the central highlands of Honduras (personal observations).

Effects of human activity on populations

No threats to Great Swallow-tailed Swift are identified by BirdLife International (2013).

Recommended Citation

van Dort, J. (2013). Great Swallow-tailed Swift (Panyptila sanctihieronymi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.