White-naped Swift Streptoprocne semicollaris

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Apodidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Paul van Els

Diet and Foraging


Rowley and Orr (1962) investigated the esophagus of a White-naped Swift and found 1072 insects, mostly consisting of Hymenoptera (fire ants) and Homoptera (leafhoppers), as well as a very few Hemiptera.

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

van Els, P. (2013). White-naped Swift (Streptoprocne semicollaris), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whnswi1.01