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American Black Swift Alternate name
Cypseloides niger  Scientific name
Apodiformes Order
Apodidae Family
14.3 - 16.5cm Length
Tropical montane moist forest often found near water & in rocky areas. Found in:- Windward Islands, Virgin Islands, USA, Trinidad & Tobago,  St. Lucia, St.Kitts, Puerto Rico, Panama, Nicaragua, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Lesser Antilles, Leeward Islands, Jamaica, Honduras, Haiti, Guadeloupe, Grenada, El Salvador, Dominica, Dominican Republic. Cuba, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cayman Islands, Canada, Bermuda, Barbados & Anguilla. Habitat-Altitude-Range
1 - 2 eggs incubated in 23-27 days. Clutch
Flying insects, drifting spiders. Food  
Found feeding in small groups and migrate in larger flocks. Habits
1694         World Number
Least concern Status

view photos Photo August 13, 2007 by terrygray all rights reserved all rights reserved          

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Black Swift calls
Cypseloides niger (0:07)
Todd Mark XC11642
20-07-2006, Mexico

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