Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Apodidae
Genus
Streptoprocne
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SPECIES

Biscutate Swift Streptoprocne biscutata

Audrey Bowe
Version: 1.0 — Published September 19, 2014

Diet and Foraging

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Diet

Biscutate swifts are aerial insectivores, but its diet has not been examined in detail; stomach contents in Brazil of the related, and often sympatric, White-collared Swift (Streptoprocne zonaris), included insects of the orders Coleoptera, Diptera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, and Orthoptera (Schubart et al. 1965).

Foraging Behavior

Recommended Citation

Bowe, A. (2014). Biscutate Swift (Streptoprocne biscutata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.bisswi1.01