Sooty Swift Cypseloides fumigatus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Apodidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Nathaniel Hernandez

Priorities for Future Research

Most species of swift are difficult to observe, much less to study, and Sooty Swift is no exception. Perhaps the greatest research priority for this species is to document the extent to which it is resident or migratory; until these aspects of its biology are understood, it is difficult to assess its distribution, population size, and conservation status. Its diet is not known in any detail.

Recommended Citation

Hernandez, N. (2014). Sooty Swift (Cypseloides fumigatus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.