The Lesser Swallow-Tailed Swift (Panyptila cayennensis) ranges from South Mexico to East Peru and Central Brazil. It is found over forests, in pastures, cropland, towns, and broad rivers. This small bird is 13 cm (5 inches) in height and 18 g in weight.
It is mostly glossy blue-black, with its throat and upper breast white. It has a long tail and lives in small groups. Food includes flying ants, termites, small beetles and bugs, flies, and wasps.