Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Apodidae
Genus
Cypseloides
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Spot-fronted Swift Cypseloides cherriei

Luke Seitz
Version: 1.0 — Published October 3, 2014

Diet and Foraging

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Diet

Spot-fronted Swift is insectivorous. The first detailed account of the diet of Spot-fronted Swift was published by Marín and Stiles in 1993. They found 86.7% of stomach contents (n = 4) to be Hemiptera and Hymenoptera; this strong preference is found in other species of swifts.

Foraging Behavior

Recommended Citation

Seitz, L. (2014). Spot-fronted Swift (Cypseloides cherriei), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.spfswi1.01