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Short-tailed Swift

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Alternate name
Chaetura brachyura Scientific name
Apodiformes Order
Apodidae Family
10.5 cm Length
Antigua, Barbados, Barbuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Grenada, Grenadines, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, St.Kitts, St. Lucia, St Vincent, Suriname, Tobago, Trinidad, Venezuela & Virgin Islands.
(3 or 4)7 White eggs are incubated by both parents for 1718 days, fledging takes 14 days.. Clutch
Airborne arthropods Food  
Gregarious. Habits
1760    World Number
Least concern Status

 Photo by Arthur Grosset all rights reserved  

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds all rights reserved

Short-tailed Swift calls
Chaetura brachyura ocypetes (0:48)
Andrew Spencer XC45746
10-01-2010, Peru

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