Overview

Distribution

Range

Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia and St. Vincent.

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Physical Description

Type Information

Cotype for Chaetura martinica
Catalog Number: USNM 77847
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Birds
Sex/Stage: Female; Adult
Preparation: Skin: Whole
Collector(s): F. Ober
Year Collected: 1877
Locality: Dominica, North America
  • Cotype: Lawrence. September-December 1878. Ann. New York Acad. Sci. 1: 255.
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Cotype for Chaetura martinica
Catalog Number: USNM 77846
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Birds
Sex/Stage: Male; Adult
Preparation: Skin: Whole
Collector(s): F. Ober
Year Collected: 1877
Locality: Dominica, North America
  • Cotype: Lawrence. September-December 1878. Ann. New York Acad. Sci. 1: 255.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
BirdLife International

Reviewer/s
Butchart, S. & Symes, A.

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Justification
Although this species may have a small range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. (1996).

Population Trend
Stable
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Wikipedia

Lesser Antillean Swift

The Lesser Antillean swift (Chaetura martinica) is a species of swift in the Apodidae family. It breeds on Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent. There is a possible record from Nevis. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.

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