Utah Bird Profile
Black Swift - Cypseloides niger

Name Roots: ( L. & Gr. kypselos, "the European Swift"; eidos, "resembling"; L. niger, "black")

In Utah: DWR Profile  
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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a cliff at a height of feet, in a saucer nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an insectivore: air screener.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and cliff habitats.

by Rick Fridell

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