White-chested Swift Cypseloides lemosi
Version: 1.0 — Published September 28, 2012
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Priorities for Future Research
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Most species of swift are difficult to observe, much less to study, and White-chested Swift is no exception; furthermore, this species has been known only since the 1960s, and so is particularly poorly known. The greatest research priority for this species is to document where it breeds and the extent to which it is resident or migratory; until these aspects of its biology are understood, it will be very difficult to assess its distribution or conservation status.