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Female similar but duller iwth some grey-brown mottling on breast. Juveniles are duller and browner.
Subspecies Sclateri less golden, with longer wings, smaller bill and deeper tail fork
There are two subspecies:
Sometimes placed in a separate genus Lamprochelidon or Kalochelidon.
Humid montane forest and pine forest, also secondary forest. Forages also over open country and cultivation.
They hawk (alone or in small groups) often low to the ground, for beetles and wasps.
Breeding season June to July in Jamaica, also April in Haiti.
A resident species, may move to lower altitudes after breeding.
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