French: Martinet chiquesol German: Antillensegler Spanish: Vencejo de Martinica
Lesser Antilles: Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia and St Vincent.
10·5–11 cm; mean 12·7 g. Smallish swift with short square tail, rectrix spines up to 5 mm beyond web, protruding head and distinctive wing shape, with hooked... read more
Main call is a high-pitched twittering trill “prrrrrrrr” or “prrrrrrr-titi” given at intervals.
Main habitats tradionally defined as tropical lowland evergreen forest and probably secondary... read more
Food and feeding
Gregarious forager, typically in flocks of 20–40, often with hirundines.
Season believed to be late spring to early summer. Nest believed to be half-cupped; presumably nest-sites typical of genus, though one nest... read more
Generally resident. Recorded as a vagrant to Nevis. Erroneous record from Trinidad.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Lesser Antilles EBA. Fairly common on Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia and St Vincent; uncommon on... read more
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