|Southern Swift Chaetura
(aka Sick's Swift, Ashy-tailed Swift Chaetura andrei) Brazilian name: Andorinhão-do-temporal
|São Fernando de
Paraguaçu, Bahia, Brazil
Southern Swift is considered by some authorities to be a subspecies of Ashy-tailed Swift C. andrei. Other authorities consider it to be a full species while they consider C. andrei to be a sub-species of Vaux's Swift C. vauxi . All rather confusing really. The HBW and Birdlife International Checklist treats Southern Swift C. meridionalis as a species and Andre's Swift C. v. andrei as a sub-species of Vaux's Swift C. vauxi.
Photo 3 shows a bird with its head tucked
down showing the pale throat and photo 4 was taken in a well
where some birds were roosting and some were nesting.
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