|Short-tailed Swift (Chaetura brachyura)
Brazilian name: Andorinhão de rabo curto
The Short-tailed Swift is found in the Amazonian and Orinoco Basins, coastal Ecuador and Peru, Panama and areas of Colombia and a few islands in the southern West Indies. It is mainly a bird of the lowlands.
|It is found above forest and forest edges and particularly on the coast. These photos were taken from windows in Belém, Pará.
It has a very short square tail that is pale greyish-brown. Its wings look proportionately long compared to the tail and the bulging mid-wing narrows at the body.