Swoop

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Tree Swoop - "Sebastian Romu" © 2019

About

Common Names
Swoop
Swoops are a family of insectivorous birds known for their ability to catch flying insects in the air. They will make diving pendulum manoeuvres while hunting.

Description

Classification
Bird
Size
Appearance
Sexual Dimorphism
Variance
Swoops display a variety of colours; the most common being a rich blue and gold flecked plumage.

Ecology

Habitat
Tropical to sub-arctic latitudes, in nearly any biome that contains vertical cliffs, or trees upon which they can nest.
Diet
Insects, some fruits, or seeds.

Behaviour

Social grouping
Small flocks near nesting grounds, Solitary, or Mated pairs.
Temperament
They are generally friendly towards other creatures, and have been tamed for pest control in orchards and gardens.
Intelligence
Animal
Reproduction
A female swoop will make a nest out of clay attached to a tree, cliff, wall, or ledge, and brood 2-4 eggs every spring.

Sub-Species

Cliff Swoop

Tree Swoop

Domestication

General
some varieties have been domesticated for pest control in orchards.
Resources
Eggs, Feathers, Meat

Stories

See Also