Costa Rican Swift
It is blackish and slim-winged with sharply contrasting pale-rump band and distinctly pale throat. Sooty- black coloration is tinged with glossy blue. Bill and feet are black. Compare with Band-rumped Swift.
Costa Rican Swifts usually feed on inscets in flight over open habitats and agricultural fields, although this species sometimes can be found over forest and semi-open habitats. Usually found in groups of 5-10, but forms flocks of up to 50 after breeding season. Associates with other small swifts (see Gray-rumped Swift, Band-rumped Swift and Vaux's Swift) where ranges overlap and where feeding is good. Nests in tree hole 30 ft. up in any sort of tree.
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