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Caprimulgiformes > Apodidae

White-tipped Swift

Aeronautes montivagus

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Identification

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Fairly distinctive swift found in northwestern South America. Medium-sized with slightly notched tail. Blackish overall with a white throat and white band across the lower belly. Namesake white tips on tail can be difficult to see. Compare with Andean Swift, which has longer, more sickle-shaped wings, a deeper forked tail, and more extensive white on the breast. White-tipped is typically found in small flocks at fairly high elevations, from around 1,300 to 2,700 m (higher than Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift), and often does not associating with other swift species. Occurs over a variety of habitats including forest and drier, more open areas.

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Neotropical Birds

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