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With 16cm (6ΒΌ in) the smallest of the four Treeswifts.
Two subspecies recognized:
Evergreen forest, locally also found in mature mangroves. From the plains up to ca. 1000m. Tends to prefer original forest.
Feeds on insects. Forages like other Treeswifts from perches. Usually not seen much above canopy height.
Breeds from February to August. Breeds solitary in a half-saucer of saliva with feathers. Lays 1 egg.
Resident. Birds are believed to stay in their breeding territory all year.
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