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White-naped Swift

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  Alternate name
Streptoprocne semicollaris Scientific name
Apodiformes Order
Apodidae Family
20.5-25 cm.  Largest swift in the America's maybe the World. Length
Pine-oak forests, tropical deciduous forests and second-growth scrub, rocky places, river gorges, between 1500 to 3000 m. Found in:- Mexico:- Chiapas, Chihuahua, Durango, Guerrero, Mexico District, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Puebla, Sinaloa & Sonora. Habitat-Altitude-Range
2 White eggs. Clutch
Flying anthropods. Food  
Gregarious, flock of 200 + are not unommon. Habits
1704 World Number
Least concern Status

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