The Band-Rumped Swift (Chaetura spinicauda) inhabits from Costa Rica to West Colombia and Central Brazil. Its natural habits are forest, semi-open, pastures, and agricultural land. Its size is of 11 cm (4 inches) in height and 18 g in weight.
It is mostly sooty black, glossed with blue. Its rump, throat, and breast are pale grayish. Sides of head and neck are dusky. Bill and feet black. It eats bees, beetles, wasps, winged ants, termites, mayflies and other flying insects.