|Common Name: Chimney swift, Vencejo de chimenea|
|This species breeds in eastern and central North America and move south during winter through Colombia, Venezuela, the West Indies, Peru and of course Panama. They can be found in Bocas del Toro mostly in October and in April. |
|Natural History Notes|
|Like all swifts, the Chimney Swift is insectivorous and catches insects in its gaping mouth during flight. It moves steadily in groups, sometimes associated with transient swallows.|
|The total length of this species varies between 13.34 cm and 14.61 cm cm (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). The animal has a dark olive coloration above and shows paler rump and upper tail-coverts. The throat has a pale gray coloration. Also, we can notice that although this bird is fairly large, its tail is short. |
It has been noted that Chaetura pelagica is mostly seen in groups.
|Cink, C. L. and Collins, C. T. 2002. Chimney Swift: Chaetura pelagica. Birds of North America. (646): 1-23
|In Bocas Del Toro|
|Reported By||George Angehr|
|Museum References||The Field Museum|
|Locality||Cricamola, Cayo Agua.|
|Comments||Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC).|
|Lexi Weintraub; Zoe Joly-Lopez|
|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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