Andean Swift (Aeronautes andecolus) - HBW 5, p. 447
French: Martinet des Andes
Spanish: Vencejo Andino
Taxonomy: Cypselus andecolus d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837, La Paz, Bolivia.
Previously placed in Apus, even when A. saxatilis and A. montivagus were separated in Aeronautes. Proposed race dinellii from Jujuy (NW Argentina) now incorporated into nominate race. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- parvulus (Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1892) - W Andes of Peru to extreme N Chile.
- peruvianus (Chapman, 1919) - E Andes of Peru.
- andecolus (d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) - C Bolivia to W Argentina (Río Negro).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
This birds are really fast on the air.
Locality Sierra de las Quijadas National Park, San Luís Province, Argentina
Leandro Herrainz 29 weeks ago 4
A bird in flight
Locality Putre, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp parvulus)
Arthur Grosset 7 February 2007 3 years ago 3.7
An individual in flight.
Locality La Libertad Department, Peru (ssp parvulus)
Joe Tobias 20 May 2005 25 weeks ago 3
Adult bird flying by, almost at eye-level, seen from the side.
Locality San Rafael, Saipina, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (ssp andecolus )
Pia Öberg 27 August 2009 1 year ago 2.4