|White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris
Brazilian name: Taperuçu-de-coleira-branca
|Brazil and Honduras
The White-collared Swift is the largest swift to be found in Brazil. It looks all black apart from its distinctive white collar. Like all swifts it is an extremely fast flier and can probably reach 100 km/hour in flat flight and 150 km/hour in a steep dive. This makes it tricky to photograph!
|It is fairly widespread from Mexico and the Caribbean (photo 4 is from the Bay Islands, Honduras) to Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. However, it is largely absent from extensive flat areas such as Amazonia because it requires caves and cliffs, preferably near waterfalls, to sleep and to nest.|
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