Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swifts :: Black Swift
Black Swift Cypseloides niger
Described by: Gmelin, J. F. (1789)
Alternate common name(s): American Black Swift
Old scientific name(s): Nephoecetes niger
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RangeW. Canada, w. United States to s. Central America. West Indies to Trinidad;
Two fragmented populations;
(1) Se. Alaska and w, Canada (nw. and c. British Columbia and sw. Alberta) through w. United States to s. California and locally in nw. Montana, Colorado, c. Utah, se. Arizona and nc. New Mexico and in the highlands of Mexico (Nayarit, Hidalgo and Veracruz) and Guatemala.
Winters in Mexico.
(2) Honduras to Costa Rica.
(3) West Indies (Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia and St. Vincent) and Trinidad.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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