White-chested Swift Cypseloides lemosi

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Apodidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg

White-chested Swift, which is restricted to mid elevations along the east slope of the Andes, is one of the more enigmatic species of the Neotropics. This species was described as recently as 1962, and at that time it was only known from the upper Cauca Valley in central Colombia. More recently this species has been reported from Ecuador and Peru. These records suggest that White-chested Swift may be more widespread, at least as a nonbreeding visitor, but almost nothing is known about the natural history of this species.


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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2012). White-chested Swift (Cypseloides lemosi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whcswi2.01