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Band-rumped Swift - BirdForum Opus

Chaetura spinicauda


11.5 cm

  • Black upperparts
  • Whitish band across the rump
  • Dark brown underparts
  • Paler throat
  • Short tail


Central and South America:
Central America: Panama, Trinidad
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Brazil



Three subspecies are recognized[1].

  • C. s. aetherodroma:
  • C. s. spinicaudus:
  • C. s. aethalea:
  • Central Brazil south of the Amazon and east of the Tapajos





The diet includes flying insects.


The nest is a half saucer of twigs attached to the inside of a tree hole with saliva.


  1. Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.2). Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.2. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Avibase
  4. Wikipedia

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