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Two subspecies recognized:
Usually over lowland evergreen forest, also montane evergreen forest, temperate forest and scrub.
The movements of this species are not yet fully understood and it may be a transequatorial migrant. Wintering grounds of nominate subspecies not known.
Feeds on insects, taken in flight. Like other Swifts highly gregarious and often in big flocks around waterfalls. Does not often associate with White-collared Swift.
Breeds from October to December, nesting in dry caverns. Nest is a bowl-shaped disc made of lichens, mosses and leaves.
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