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Panyptila cayennensis(Gmelin, 1789)
Common Name: Lesser swallow-tailed swift, Vencejo-tijereta menor

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
ChordataAvesApodiformesApodidaePanyptilacayennensis
Habitat
This species prefers humid lowlands habitats.
Distribution
This species has been reported from Southern Mexico to Amazonian and coastal Brazil.
Natural History Notes
Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC)
Characteristics
This species has a total length of 12.70 cm (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). Its coloration is mostly black but it has a white collar around the hindneck, which connects with a white throat and chest. It has a very long fork-shaped tail.
An interesting characteristic is that the nest of Panyptila cayennensis is used for both reproduction and roosting. You may find them flying at high altitudes, alone or in pairs.
In Bocas Del Toro
LocalityCanal-Changuinola: Entrada Canal & Boca Río Changuinola
Compiled by
Zoe Joly-Lopez
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Reference
IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org.

Ridgely, Robert. S. and John. A. Gwynne. Jr. 1989. A Guide to the Birds of Panama. Second Edition. Princeton University Press. Princeton, New Jersey. 534 p.
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