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


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Band-rumped Swift (Chaetura spinicaudus)

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Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi)

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