White-chinned Swift Cypseloides cryptus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Apodidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Guy M. Kirwan, and Thomas S. Schulenberg

Priorities for Future Research

Most species of swift are difficult to observe, much less to study, and White-chinned Swift is no exception; in view of the scarcity of this species, it is a little surprising that the breeding biology of this species is relatively well known. 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 will be very difficult to assess its distribution or conservation status.

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, G. M. Kirwan, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). White-chinned Swift (Cypseloides cryptus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whcswi1.01