Tepui Swift Streptoprocne phelpsi

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Apodidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Guy M. Kirwan


Conservation Status

The IUCN Red List conservation status of Tepui Swift is assessed as of Least Concern, as this species has a very large range (BirdLife International 2015).

The relative abundance of Tepui Swift is evaluated as "uncommon" (Hilty 2003) to "fairly common" (Parker et al. 1996). Gilliard (1941) observed a flock that he estimated to contain 5000 of these swifts.

Effects of human activity on populations

At least in the short term, human activity probably has little effect on Tepui Swift, although it may be vulnerable in the long term to deforestation (BirdLife International 2015).

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and G. M. Kirwan (2015). Tepui Swift (Streptoprocne phelpsi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.tepswi1.01