Overview

Distribution

Range

Southwest Costa Rica and w Panama.
  • Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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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.

Contributor/s

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 the species is described as common and the most common swift in lowland Costa Rica (del Hoyo et al. 1999).

Population Trend
Stable
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Wikipedia

Costa Rican swift

The Costa Rican swift (Chaetura fumosa) is a species of swift in the Apodidae family. It was split from the band-rumped swift, Chaetura spinacauda, in 1998.

It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Panama with a natural habitat of subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

It is blackish and slim-winged with sharply contrasting pale-rump band and distinctly pale throat. It has a sooty black coloration is tinged with glossy blue. Its bill and feet are black in comparison to the band-rumped swift.

Costa Rican Swifts usually feed on insects in flight over open habitats and agricultural fields, although this species sometimes can be found over forest and semi-open habitats. It is usually found in groups of 5–10, but they form flocks of up to 50 after breeding season. It associates with other small swifts such as the gray-rumped swift, the band-rumped swift and the Vaux's swift where ranges overlap and where feeding is good. It nests in tree hole 30 ft. up in any sort of tree.

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