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White-tipped Swift Aeronautes montivagus

Rachel Wallace
Version: 1.0 — Published October 10, 2014

Diet and Foraging

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White-tipped Swift is insectivorous, but diet is not known in detail. The contents of one specimen collected by Beebe (1949) contained “many flying ants and small cucurlionid beetles,” with two taxa of ants (subfamily Ponerine and genus Camponotus) identified (Beebe 1949). Similarly, the stomach contents of another specimen were unidentified winged ants (Willard et al. 1991). White-tipped Swift has also been observed eating moths (Collins and Watson 1983).

Foraging Behavior

Recommended Citation

Wallace, R. (2014). White-tipped Swift (Aeronautes montivagus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whtswi1.01