Spot-fronted Swift

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Spot-fronted Swift

The Spot-Fronted Swift (Cypseloides cherriei) lives in Costa Rica, Colombia and North Venezuela. It is seen single or in pairs in mountains. It measures are 14 cm (5 inches) height and 23 g in height.

Has a notably broad head with large eyes and long tail. Adults are above dull black, below slightly browner, with white spots in front of and behind eye. Bill and feet black. Inmatures have browner and more uniform plumage with spots in the face. It feeds mainly in flying ants.

Common Name: Spot-fronted Swift
Scientific Name: Cypseloides cherriei
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