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
Sections

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

Vocalizations

The vocalizations of White-chinned Swift are described as "sharp chips and more melodious chirping notes; also explosive, staccato clicking notes" (Stiles and Skutch 1989), and as "a dry, buzzy, accelerating rattling; less electric in quality than calls of Chestnut-collared [Swift Streptoprocne rutila]. Also single dry tick notes" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010).

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of White-chinned Swift can be heard at Macaulay Library, at xeno-canto, and at Internet Bird Collection.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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