Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Apodidae (Swifts)  
Genus: Chaetura (8 species, 11 worldwide)


Short-tailed Swift
Short-tailed Swift (Chaetura brachyura brachyura)
Mocagua, Amazonas, Colombia  
   

Small T-shaped swift with short buff-colored back end. Back and back of wings blue-black. Seen in groups of 1000. Descends to nest in hollow dead palms.

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Chapman's Swift (Chaetura chapmani)
   


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Grey-rumped Swift (Chaetura cinereiventris)
   


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Pale-rumped Swift (Chaetura egregia)
   


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Sick's Swift (Chaetura meridionalis)
   


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Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) Near Threatened
   


Migratory.

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Band-rumped Swift (Chaetura spinicaudus)
   


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Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi)
   



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