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White-chested Swift Cypseloides lemosi

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

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Calls of White-chested Swift are similar to those of Black Swift (Cypseloides niger) (Howell 2002, 2011), and are described as "single, steady-paced chipping calls, chip, chip, chip given by lone birds and slightly sweeter or mellower, faster-paced series, e.g, chih-chih-chih-chih-chih given in chasing interactions" (Howell (2002), and as "a rapid, piping pi'pi'pi-pee pee and single tip and pee notes" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010). Note that in this recording, from northern Peru, the vocalizations of White-chested Swift are the "clearer, puttering calls" and that the "scratchier" vocalizations are of another species, Chestnut-collared Swift (Streptoprocne rutila) and/or White-chinned Swift (Cypseloides cryptus).

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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