American Black Swift (Cypseloides niger)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Class Aves
Order Apodiformes
Family Apodidae
Genus Cypseloides

Cypseloides is a genus of swifts in the Apodidae family. They occur mainly in Central and South America. The exception being the American black swift, which has a wide range into North America.


Spot-fronted Swift (Ridgway, 1893) (Cypseloides cherriei)
White-chinned Swift (Zimmer, 1945) (Cypseloides cryptus)
Sooty Swift (Streubel, 1848) (Cypseloides fumigatus)
White-chested Swift (Eisenmann & Lehmann, 1962) (Cypseloides lemosi)
American Black Swift (Gmelin, 1789) (Cypseloides niger)
Rothschild's Swift (Zimmer, 1945) (Cypseloides rothschildi)
Great Dusky Swift (Temminck, 1826) (Cypseloides senex)
White-fronted Swift (Navarro, A.T. Peterson, Escalante & D. Benitez, 1992) (Cypseloides storeri)
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