American Black Swift

Cypseloides niger - Martinet sombre

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Apodiformes

  • Family
    :

    Apodidés

  • Genus
    :

    Cypseloides

  • Species
    :

    niger

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1789

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 18 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 35 à 45 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

American Black Swift (Cypseloides niger) is a species of bird in the Apodidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Cypseloides niger borealis (se Alaska to sw USA)
  • Cypseloides niger costaricensis (c Mexico to Costa Rica)
  • Cypseloides niger niger (West Indies, Trinidad)

Foreign names

  • Martinet sombre,
  • Vencejo Negro,
  • Taperuçu-escuro,
  • Schwarzsegler,
  • fekete sarlósfecske,
  • Zwarte Gierzwaluw,
  • Rondone nero,
  • Svart seglare,
  • Svartseiler,
  • sadziar čierny,
  • rorýs černý,
  • Sortsejler,
  • mustakiitäjä,
  • falciot fosc,
  • cierniosternik czarny,
  • melnā svīre,
  • Чёрный американский стриж,
  • クロムジアマツバメ,
  • 黑雨燕,
  • 黑雨燕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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