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White-naped Swift Streptoprocne semicollaris

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Apodidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Paul van Els


Geographic Variation

None apparently.

Related Species

Streptoprocne contains five species, three of which occur in Mexico (S. zonaris White-collared Swift; S. rutila Chestnut-collared Swift; and semicollaris). Although the relationship of these taxa to other Apodidae has not been established using molecular methods, evidence from morphology, behavior, and reproductive biology indicates that the five species form a monophyletic group (Marín and Stiles 1992). White-naped Swift was originally described as pertaining to the genus Acanthylis by De Saussure in 1859. Occasionally placed in the genera Semicollum, Aerornis, or Cypseloides (Lack 1956) on the basis of nesting behavior and morphology. The species semicollaris is monotypic.

Recommended Citation

van Els, P. (2013). White-naped Swift (Streptoprocne semicollaris), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.