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White-chested Swift Cypseloides lemosi

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


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Described as Cypseloides lemosi by Eisenmann and Lehmann (1962); type locality Santander, Cauca, Colombia, 1100 m.

This species was named in honor of Dr. Antonio José Lemos-Guzmán, a Governor of the Departamento del Cauca and Rector of the Universidad del Cauca; the Museo de Historia Natural at the Universidad del Cauca was founded during his tenure.

There is no phylogenetic survey of Cypseloides. Cypseloides lemosi is believed to be most closely related to Cypseloides niger (Black Swift) (Eisenmann and Lehmann 1962), or to form a subspecies with Cypseloides niger, Cypseloides rothschildi (Rothschild's Swift), and Cypseloides fumigatus (Sooty Swift) (Chantler 1999).

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