SWIFTS   -   APODIDAE


Great Dusky Swift - Cypseloides senex
Great Dusky Swift
Cypseloides senex
Casca Danta waterfall, Serra da Canstra NP, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
Digiscoped from a long distance on the cliff next to the Casca Danta waterfall in Canastra NP. They nest here in crevices in the rock. (D3)


Chestnut-collared Swift - Streptoprocne rutila
Chestnut-collared Swift
Streptoprocne rutila brunnitorques
Las Ventanas, near Jardín, Antioquia, Colombia.
(S14)


White-collared Swift - Streptoprocne zonaris
White-collared Swift
Streptoprocne zonaris albicincta
Chical, Carchi province, Ecuador.
One of the most common and widespread swifts in the Neotropics. (S7)


Vaux's Swift - Chaetura vauxi
Vaux's Swift
Chaetura vauxi ochropygia
Panama Rainforest Discover Center, Colón province, Panama.
(S8)


Band-rumped Swift - Chaetura spinicaudus
Band-rumped Swift
Chaetura spinicaudus aetherodroma
Playa de Oro, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador.
Crap photo, but I lower my standards when swifts are involved. Shooting flying swifts is about as challenging as it gets. This species is found over rainforest from Panama to Brazil. (S5)


Gray-rumped Swift - Chaetura cinereiventris
Gray-rumped Swift
Chaetura cinereiventris sclateri
Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Mato Grosso state, Brazil.
Flock of swifts frequently come down to drink out of the Cristalino River. (S6)



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