Cuban palm swift

The Antillean Palm Swift's diet consists mainly of insects that it takes in from the air columns or from the surface of the water. These gregarious birds form small to medium-size flocks. They breed year-round in colonies around coastal areas in the dead fronds that hang from palms. While the nesting biology of this bird is poorly known, estimated incubation period by both sexes is 18 - 21 days. The altricial young are brooded by the female and stay in the nest for an estimated 20 - 28 days, being fed by both parents. They typically have 1 to 2 broods a year.

The Cuban palm swift is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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Order : Apodiformes
Family : Apodidae
Genus : Tachornis
Species : phoenicobia
Authority : Gosse, 1847