LC
Costa Rican Swift Chaetura fumosa



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red List criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2021 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency medium
Land-mass type Average mass -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 29,200 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size 20000-49999 mature individuals poor suspected 2019
Population trend stable - suspected -
Generation length 2.83 years - - -

Population justification: The global population is suspected to number fewer than 50,000 mature individuals (Partners in Flight 2019); therefore it is here placed in the band 20,000-49,999 mature individuals. The species is described as common and the most common swift in lowland Costa Rica (del Hoyo et al. 1999).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Costa Rica extant native yes
Panama extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Panama El Chorogo-Palo Blanco
Panama Quebrada Mellicita-Charco Azul
Costa Rica Fila Costeña
Costa Rica Sierpe Wetlands and Osa Peninsula
Costa Rica Los Santos, La Amistad Pacífico
Costa Rica Tárcoles, Carara and La Cangreja

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Chaetura fumosa. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/costa-rican-swift-chaetura-fumosa on 03/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 03/03/2024.