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Sick's Swift

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Chaetura meridionalis Scientific name 
Apodiformes Order
Apodidae Family   
14cm Length
Forest, shrubland, degraded forest below 1,600 m in: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname & Venezuela Habitat-Altitude-Range
3-5 eggs incubated by female. Both parents feed young. Clutch  
Airborne arthropods. Food   Diet
Gregarious Habits
N/A World Number
Least Concern Status

view photos Photo by Octavio Campos Salles all rights reserved Mar 09

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds all rights reserved

Embedded sound Sick's Swift call (Chaetura meridionalis)
Nick Athanas XC4995
06-01-2006, Brazil


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view photos Photo by Gustavo Pedersoli Dec 08 all rights reserved

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