Sick's Swift

Chaetura meridionalis

Sick's swift (Chaetura meridionalis) is a species of swift in the family Apodidae. It was previously considered conspecific with the smaller ashy-tailed swift, but a study published in 1997 found that Sick's swift was closer to the chimney swift. The English name commemorates the German-born ornithologist Helmut Sick who studied South American birds. It is a migratory species that breeds in central South America and overwinters in northern South America. The IUCN has listed it as being of "Least Concern". The upperparts dark smoky brown. The tail is ashy grey with dark shafts and protruding spines, The throat is grey, lower underparts dark brown, bill and legs black.
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Sightings

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Eric DeFonso
Thursday 01 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Brazil
A map showing the sighting location
Eric DeFonso
Tuesday 29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Brazil
A map showing the sighting location
Eric DeFonso
Monday 21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Brazil
A map showing the sighting location
Stephen Davies
Tuesday 16 Sep 2003 - 12:00am
Brazil
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