Order: Apodiformes | Family: Apodidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonas, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeastern Ecuador
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonas, Brazil
Status: The White-chinned Swift is rare on the foothills of the east slope of the Andes where has been recorded in scattered locations near 1000 m of elevation. The geographic distribution of this swift is poorly understood in part due to similarity to other swifts and identification difficulties. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.
Name in Spanish: Vencejo de Barbilla Blanca.
Sub-species: White-chinned Swift (Cypseloides cryptus), J. T. Zimmer, 1945.
Meaning of Name: Cypseloides: Gr. Cypselus= Genus Cypselus Illiger 1811. Oidēs= resembling. cryptus: Gr. Kruptos= hidden, obscure, concealed.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.