Amazonian Swifts

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The Amazonian Swifts (Chaetura viridipennis) occur naturally in South America - where these swifts have an extremely large range. They are found in the following countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

They mostly inhabit subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.

The Amazonian Swifts were formerly treated as subspecies of the more northerly distributed Chapman’s Swift , whom they resemble. However, they can be identified by their less contrasting plumage and longer wings and tails.


Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


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