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Gray-rumped Swift

(Chaetura cinereiventris)

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Identification:

A small glossy black bird with gray rump and throat; short, squarish tail; long, slender, sweptback wings; 10cm (4 in).Top and bottom views shown. (Vencejo Lomigrís, Vencejo).

Habitat:

Lower elevations, Caribbean slope; seen flying above all types of habitats; flies continuously.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Gray-rumped Swift (Chaetura cinereiventris), Costa Rica