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Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift

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 wpe15.jpg (6857 bytes)   Alternate name
Panyptila cayennensis Scientific name
Apodiformes Order
Apodidae Family
12.5-14cm Length
Tropical rainforest & shrubland, between 600 - 1,850 m. Found in:- Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Airborne arthropods Food  
Gregarious Habits
1769 World Number
Least Concern Status

view photos Photo April 1, 2007 by Michael Woodruff @ all rights reserved

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds all rights reserved

 Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift calls
Panyptila cayennensis (1:05)
Daniel Lane XC27729
15-3-1994, Belize

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