Ashy-tailed swift

Ashy-tailed swift

Ashy-tailed swift

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Chaetura andrei

The ashy-tailed swift (Chaetura andrei ) is a swift which is endemic to northern and central Venezuela.

Appearance

Ashy-tailed swift is very similar to the widespread Vaux's swift. It is 11 cm (4.3 in) long and weighs 15–22 g (0.53–0.78 oz). The wings, like those of most swifts, are long and pointed. It is grayish brown overall, paler on the underside. The ashy-tailed's throat and abdomen tend to be browner than those of Vaux's, the back lighter brown, and the rump paler.

Distribution

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Ashy-tailed swift is endemic to Venezuela, found in deciduous forest of the eastern lowlands and the eastern Coastal Range.

Ashy-tailed swift habitat map
Ashy-tailed swift habitat map
Ashy-tailed swift
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Population

Population number

The IUCN has classified ashy-tailed swift as Vulnerable due to its estimated population of fewer than 10,000 mature individuals that is declining due to loss of its forest habitat.

References

1. Ashy-tailed swift Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashy-tailed_swift
2. Ashy-tailed swift on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/154632117/181593260

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