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Sick's Swift

Chaetura meridionalis

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Small swift with a uniform brown body contrasting with a pale-ochre rump and slightly paler throat. The tail is square-tipped and quite short. Breeds in tree cavities or buildings and forages over a variety of habitats from forests to cities. Highly migratory.

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America