Southern Swift Chaetura meridionalis
(aka Sick's Swift, Ashy-tailed Swift Chaetura andrei)

Brazilian name: Andorinhão-do-temporal
Sick's Swift, São Fernando de Paraguaçu, Bahia, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image São Fernando de Paraguaçu, Bahia, Brazil
November 2008

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.

Sick's Swift, São Fernando de Paraguaçu, Bahia, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image

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.

There are recordings on xeno-canto and additional information available via Avibase and Wikiaves.  

Sick's Swift, São Fernando de Paraguaçu, Bahia, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image
Sick's Swift, São Fernando de Paraguaçu, Bahia, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image
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