An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America


Swifts are in the same classification as Hummingbirds, presumably in part because of similar DNA, but the similarities end there. Swifts like swallows catch insects in the air, but swifts are designed to fly, and can barely move on the ground. Swifts hang from cliff walls when resting.

White-collared Swift
White-collared Swift (Streptoprocne zonaris)
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia
Two swifts under a bridge photographed with a flash light.

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