Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Apodidae (Swifts)  
Genus: Tachornis (2 species, 3 worldwide)


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Pygmy Palm Swift (Tachornis furcata)
   


Only 10 cm. from head to tail!

Neotropical Palm Swift
Neotropical Palm Swift (Tachornis squamata squamata)
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A small widespread swift that nests in palms. Note thin forked tail, although fork may be difficult to see from distance.


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