French: Martinet fuligineux German: Rauchsegler Spanish: Vencejo negruzco
E Paraguay (Oriente), extreme NE Argentina (Misiones) and E Brazil (Tocantins and Bahia S to Rio Grande do Sul). Recorded also in E Bolivia (Santa Cruz) and NE Brazil (Ceará).
15 cm; 44 g. A medium-sized swift with a short, square tail and rather long wings; plumage generally sooty black-brown all over, with a tendency towards a paler forehead.... read more
Calls include a short dry “chit” or “jit”, often repeated, sometimes continuing as a fast dry... read more
Main habitats have been defined as montane evergreen forest, tropical lowland evergreen forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Species has usually noted foraging in small groups of 3–6 birds, and has been seen in association with Chaetura and ... read more
Collected in breeding condition Rio Grande do Sul in early Oct and early Nov. Nests on canyon walls. Nest is conical structure of moss,... read more
Resident. Observations suggest that in Oriente, Paraguay, it may be partially migratory, with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Probably commoner than previously supposed, as a result of identification difficulties. Scarce resident in E Paraguay, though regular... read more
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