White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis



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Larger-bodied swift with a long tail and long, arched wings. Note white throat, chest, and sides of rump.

Chunky, tube-shaped swift with a long tail and wings. The throat, chest, and sides of the rump are white.

Fast flying and acrobatic swift with a white throat and chest.

Nests and roosts in crevices in cliffs, canyon walls, and large rocks as well as human-made structures such as freeway overpasses, and bridges.

Recommended Citation

White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whtswi