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Spot-fronted Swift Cypseloides cherriei

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Apodidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Luke Seitz

Diet and Foraging


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

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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.