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Location: Brazil
Hydropsalis climacocerca


Long, W-shaped tail, white markings and white patch on the outer primaries. The female is duller with cinnamon replacing the white on the primaries and tail.


Amazon basin.


Five subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • H. c. schomburgki
  • H. c. climacocerca
  • H. c. intercedens
  • H. c. pallidior
  • H. c. canescens


Close to a river.




  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Birdforum thread discussing which genus this species belongs in

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