Swifts (Apodidae)

Pygmy Swift (Tachornis furcata) - HBW 5, p. 447

French: Martinet pygmée German: Däumlingssegler Spanish: Vencejillo Venezolano

Taxonomy: Micropanyptila furcata Sutton, 1928, Guachi, Zulia, Venezuela.
Previously placed in monospecific genus Micropanyptila; alternatively, on occasion in Reinarda, with T. squamata. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • furcata (Sutton, 1928) - NE Colombia and NW Venezuela.
  • nigrodorsalis (Aveledo & Pons, 1952) - W Venezuela.

  • Least Concern
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