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White-chested Swift Cypseloides lemosi

Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published September 28, 2012


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The IUCN Red List status of White-chested Swift is Least Concern (BirdLife International 2012). The conservation status of White-chested Swift is difficult to assess adequately, however, until the breeding range of this species is ascertained.

Effects of human activity on populations

White-chested Swift apparently has declined in the Cauca valley in Colombia, a decline that perhaps is attributable, at least in part, to the regional use of agrochemicals (Collar et al. 1992).

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2012). White-chested Swift (Cypseloides lemosi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whcswi2.01