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Category:Streptoprocne

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Genus: Streptoprocne

[edit] Description

A genus of Swifts in the New World, mainly in South America and Central America. Believed by some authors to be the most ancient genus in the family (together with Cypseloides).
All species have blackish-brown to black plumage and a diagnostic pattern around the head (collar, nape patch, throat). Chestnut-collared Swift and Tepui Swift are medium-sized, the other three species fairly large. All are highly gregarious, feed on insects taken in flight and lay two eggs.

[edit] Taxonomy

Streptoprocne is a genus in the Family Apodidae.
Chestnut-collared Swift and Tepui Swift are placed by some authorities in the genus Cypseloides. White-naped Swift has been placed in genus Aerornis or in Semicollum.


Genus Streptoprocne viewedit
S. rutila Chestnut-collared Swift
S. phelpsi Tepui Swift
S. zonaris White-collared Swift
S. semicollaris White-naped Swift
S. biscutata Biscutate Swift

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