Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swifts :: Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift

Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift Panyptila cayennensis

Described by: Gmelin, J. F. (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Cayenne Swift
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Ecuador - Mar 9, 2007 © Michael Woodruff  near Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica - Feb 3, 2007 © Elidier Vargas 
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C. Central America s. to se. tropical South America;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) E. Mexico (Gulf-Caribbean slope in Veracruz, Oaxaca), Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.
(2) Se. Nicaragua, Costa Rica on both slopes in Panama then from Colombia e. to Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana and along e. slope of the Andes in e. Ecuador, e. Peru, n. Bolivia (Pando, Beni, n. La Paz). Also occurs locally in Amazonian and e. Brazil (e. Bahia).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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