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African Swift

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Alternate name
Apus barbatus Scientific name 
Apodiformes Order
Apodidae Family   
18-19cm              Length
Subtropical/tropical montane moist forest, rocky areas and grassland. Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mayotte, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Habitat
1(2) White eggs no other data. Clutch   Eggs
Aerial arthropods.    Food   Diet
Gregarious very large flocks often with other species of swift.                       Habits
1779 World No
Least Concern Status

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