Tepui Swift Streptoprocne phelpsi

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

Priorities for Future Research

Most species of swift are difficult to observe, much less to study; indeed, Tepui Swift was not even recognized as a distinct species until as late as 1972. Almost all aspects of its natural history are very poorly known, including its population size, diet, and nesting biology. It also would be important to establish whether this species regularly disperses to as far as northern Venezuela.

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