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Tepui Swift - BirdForum Opus

Streptoprocne phelpsi

Identification

Lenght 16cm. Overall black, with bright orange throat and collar, female with paler orange. Forked tail.

Similar Species

Chestnut-collared Swift is slightly smaller, and has a less forked tail.

Distribution

Found in South America, in Northern Brazil (Roraima), S Venezuela and NW Guyana.
Restricted range species, but common in some areas and not globally threatened.

Taxonomy

Forms a superspecies with Chestnut-collared Swift. Both species are sometimes placed in genus Cypseloides.
Monotypic.

Habitat

Montane evergreen forest, also lowland forest and wet grassland

Behaviour

Not much data available. Breeds maybe in late spring and early summer. Nests recorded at vertical cliffs, small caves and rocks along streams.
Resident in some areas, maybe some wandering.

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