May be encountered in open, semi-wooded, or wooded habitats, usually near water.
Easiy recognized by its tail-pumping habits, mostly black plumage, and white belly and undertail coverts.
Nest is usually placed on wall of cliff, under bridges, or on side of buildings. Nest is a cup-shaped structure built from mud, plant materials, and animal hair. Feeds primarliy on insects, but may also eat berries or even small fish.