LC
Lesser Antillean Swift Chaetura martinica



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. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

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

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

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

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 22,300 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend stable - suspected -
Generation length 5.4 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. (1996).

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
Antigua and Barbuda extant native yes
Barbados extant native yes
Dominica extant native yes
Guadeloupe (to France) extant native yes
Martinique (to France) extant native yes
Montserrat (to UK) extant native yes
St Kitts and Nevis extant native yes
St Lucia extant native yes
St Vincent and the Grenadines extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
St Lucia Castries and Dennery Waterworks Reserve and Marquis
Martinique (to France) Presqu'île de la Caravelle
Martinique (to France) Pitons du Carbet
Martinique (to France) Forêts du Nord et de la Montagne Pelée
Guadeloupe (to France) Forestry massif of Basse-Terre island
Dominica Morne Diablotin National Park
Dominica Morne Trois Pitons National Park
St Vincent and the Grenadines Richmond Forest Reserve
St Vincent and the Grenadines Ashton Wetland
St Vincent and the Grenadines Mustique Island
St Vincent and the Grenadines Cumberland Forest Reserve
St Vincent and the Grenadines Dalaway (Buccament) Watershed
St Vincent and the Grenadines Campden Park Forest Reserve
St Vincent and the Grenadines Botanic Gardens Natural Landmark
St Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown Forest Reserve
St Vincent and the Grenadines King's Hill Forest Reserve
St Vincent and the Grenadines Colonarie Forest Reserve
St Vincent and the Grenadines Mount Pleasant Forest Reserve
St Vincent and the Grenadines La Soufrière National Park

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Altitude 0 - 1000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Chaetura martinica. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/lesser-antillean-swift-chaetura-martinica on 21/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 21/02/2024.