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It is likely that subadult survival during the first year of life is lower than for adults, as it is for some Apodidae (Chantler and Driessens 1995, Chantler 1999).
Eggs and nestlings of swifts in the Family Apodidae are resistant to cooling, and nestlings can go into torpor to conserve energy (Camfield 2004), especially when adults are away on feeding forays.
Mariana Swiftlet nestlings are devoid of natal down as in all species in the Apodidae (Collins 1978).