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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Apodidae.


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Cypselus (“former genus name for swifts”) +‎ -oides


  • Some examples are the tepui swift Cypseloides phelpsi in the montane evergreen forest, cliffs, rocky canyon, grasslands and savannas, the tepui goldenthroat Polytmus milleri in the forest edge, low seasonally wet grassland and scrub, and the tepui wren Troglodites rufulus on montane evergreen forest edge, elfin forest, scrub and savanna (Stattersfield et al. 1998; Bonaccorso, 2001).

    Canaima National Park, Venezuela

  • Some examples are the Tepui Swift (Cypseloides phelpsi) that inhabits montane evergreen forest, cliffs, rocky canyon, grasslands, and savannas.

    Guyanan savanna

  • These three species are adapted to scrub and secondary growth, so their numbers have not declined, with the exception of Cypseloides lemosi, a species apparently threatened by agrochemical applications in the region.

    Cauca Valley dry forests

  • The white-chested swift (Cypseloides lemosi, classified vulnerable) inhabits secondary forest, grassland, scrub and rocky areas in the Cauca valley.

    Cauca Valley dry forests

  • Like the Bolivian Yungas to the north, this region is also quite strong in endemics, including approximately 10 avian species that are range-restricted, including species such as the Red-faced Guan (Penelope dabbenei), Rothschild’s Swift (Cypseloides rothschildi) and the Rufous - throated Dipper (Cinclus schulzi).

    Southern Andean Yungas


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