Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Apodidae
Genus
Cypseloides
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SPECIES

White-chested Swift Cypseloides lemosi

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

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.

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