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Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica



Family: Apodidae (Swifts)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Near Threatened as survey data has demonstrated that it has undergone a moderately rapid population decline due to loss of nesting habitat. However, trends for three-generation periods ending in 2006, 2007 and 2009 have reached 32%, 31% and 30% respectively, and should these rates of declines continue, the species may be uplisted to Vulnerable.



Population size: 10000000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 8,580,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Chaetura pelagica. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016.