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Gray-rumped Swift
05 41 059 Chaetura cinereiventris cinereiventris
Chaetura cinereiventris cinereiventris
Information
Range Nicaragua south to Peru, Brazil and northern Argentina, and Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Class Aves
Order Apodiformes
Family Apodidae
Genus Chaetura
Species Chaetura cinereiventris
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Grey-rumped swift (Chaetura cinereiventris), is a species of small swift in the Apodidae family.

This species breeds in hill forests from Nicaragua south to Peru, Brazil and northern Argentina, and Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago. The nest is a half saucer of twigs glued to the inside of a tree hole, chimney or similar shaded location with saliva.

Grey-rumped swift is 11.5 cm long and weighs 15 g. The upperparts are black with a grey triangular band across the rump, and the underparts are slate grey. It has a long black-grey tail.

Grey-rumped swift feeds in flight on flying insects. It is often low over roads or clearings in the morning or evening, rising high above the forest, often with other swifts, in the middle of the day.

Grey-rumped swift has a chittering call.

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