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Swift, Antillean Palm
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Tachornis phoenicobia
Caribbean, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, Global, Haiti, Jamaica, North America, Puerto Rico, United States Read more
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The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. (1996). ...
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The Antillean Palm Swift's diet consists mainly of insects that it takes in from the air columns or from the surface of the water. These gregarious birds form small to medium-size flocks. They breed year-round in colonies around coastal areas in the dead fronds that hang from palms. While the nesting biology of this bird is poorly known, estimated incubation period by both sexes is 18 – 21 days. The altricial young are brooded by the female and stay in the nest for an estimated 20 – 28 days, being fed by both parents. They typically have 1 to 2 broods a year. ...
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