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.
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.
|S. rutila||Chestnut-collared Swift|
|S. phelpsi||Tepui Swift|
|S. zonaris||White-collared Swift|
|S. semicollaris||White-naped Swift|
|S. biscutata||Biscutate Swift|