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Alexander's Swift

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  Alternate name
Apus alexandri Scientific name
Apodiformes Order
Apodidae Family
13 cm - wingspan 34 to 35 cm Length
Tropical rainforest & dry shrubland, below 2,830 m. Endemic to:- Cape Verde, Habitat-Altitude-Range
2 White eggs Clutch
Airborne arthropods Food  
Gregarious Habits
1774 World Number
Least concern Status

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