Order: Apodiformes | Family: Apodidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Napo, Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. San Ignacio, Cajamarca
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Costa Rica
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. San Ignacio Cajamarca
.Status: Spot-fronted Swifts are poorly known and perhaps overlooked. It was discovered in Peru as a result of a chance encounter between biologists conducting a nocturnal herp survey at a waterfall where Spot-fronted Swifts were roosting. One individual was captured, photographed, and released. In other parts of its range, it can be found in humid montane forest at altitudes up to 2500 m. This swift has been photographed in the Amazonian lowlands of Ecuador at 300 m. The Spot-fronted Swift also occurs in Co and Ec.
Name in Spanish: Vencejo de Frente Punteada.
Sub-species: Spot-fronted Swift (Cypseloides cherriei), (Ridgway, 1893).
Meaning of Name: Cypseloides: Gr. Cypselus= Genus Cypselus Illiger 1811. Oidēs= resembling. cherriei: In honor of American field ornithologist and collector George Kruck Cherrie.