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White-chested Swift Cypseloides lemosi

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

Diet and Foraging

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White-chested Swift surely is insectivorous, as are other species of swift, but the diet is not known in any detail. White-chested Swift is one of many species of aerial insectivores that have been observed in Colombia foraging on "swarms of small beetles (Cichlocephala sp., Cycloneda sp., and Macrodactylus sp., Scarabeidae)" that emerge at the beginning of the rainy season in late September and October (Stiles and Negret 1994).

Foraging Behavior

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