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Spot-fronted Swift Cypseloides cherriei

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Apodidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Luke Seitz


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Collins, C.T. 1980. The biology of the Spot-fronted Swift in Venezuela. American Birds 34: 852-855.

Greeney, H. F. 2004. A nest of the Spot-fronted Swift Cypseloides cherriei in eastern Ecuador. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 124: 154-156.

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Marín A., M., and F.G. Stiles. 1993. Notes on the biology of the Spot-fronted Swift. Condor 95: 483-484.

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Recommended Citation

Seitz, L. (2014). Spot-fronted Swift (Cypseloides cherriei), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.