Swifts (Apodidae)

Tepui Swift (Cypseloides phelpsi) - HBW 5, p. 419

French: Martinet des tépuis German: Phelpssegler Spanish: Vencejo de Tepui
Other common names: Phelps’s Swift

Taxonomy: Cypseloides phelpsi Collins, 1972, Cerro Auyan-tepui, Bolívar, Venezuela.
Forms superspecies with C. rutilus. It has recently been suggested that these two species should be included in Streptoprocne due to similarities in clutch size, development of young, and plumage, and these details would certainly suggest a close link with that genus. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar), NW Guyana (Merume Mts) and mountains of Brazilian border with Venezuela (NE Roraima).

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