French: Martinet de San Geronimo German: Großer Schwalbensegler Spanish: Vencejo tijereta grande
San Jerónimo, Vera Paz, Guatemala
Mountains of S Mexico (Nayarit and Jalisco S to Chiapas) and C Guatemala to N Nicaragua. Recorded also in Costa Rica.
18–20 cm; 50 g. Large swift with long thin wings and long, very deeply forked tail; black upperhead, white collar contiguous with large white throat, and black... read more
Commonest calls include a reedy phrase of fast twittering notes commencing and terminating in drawn... read more
Main habitats defined as montane evergreen forest, pine forest, secondary forest and arid montane... read more
Food and feeding
2 stomachs contained large numbers of winged termites and single pentatomid bugs (Solubea pugnax). One of least gregarious apodids... read more
Very large tube-like nest, 660 × 150 mm, adhered along length, consisting of felt-like plant material agglutinated with saliva, with... read more
Generally considered resident, though series of Costa Rican and Nicaraguan records in Sept–... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common in Mexico and Guatemala; considered common in Honduras. Only recorded from Mexico for first time as recently as 1944, and... read more
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