Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Apodidae
Genus
Cypseloides
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SPECIES

White-chested Swift Cypseloides lemosi

Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published September 28, 2012

Behavior

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White-chested Swift captures insects in flight, in typical swift fashion.

Territoriality

Sexual Behavior

Social and interspecific behavior

White-chested Swift occasionally is encountered as solitary individuals or as pairs, but more commonly is in flocks, often mixed with other species of swift, including various combinations of White-collared Swift (Streptoprocne zonaris), Chestnut-collared Swift (Streptoprocne rutila), White-chinned Swift (Cypseloides cryptus), and Short-tailed Swift (Chaetura brachyura).

Predation

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2012). White-chested Swift (Cypseloides lemosi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whcswi2.01