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Alpine Swift

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Greater Swift Alternate name
Tachymarptis melba Scientific name
Apodiformes Order
Apodidae Family
21-22cm - wingspan 55cm             Length
Forest, shrubland, grassland, savanna, rocky areas or near water, up to 2,800 m. Found in:- Africa, Asia & Europe. Habitat-Altitude-Range
2-3 eggs Clutch
Airborne arthropods Food  
Migratory, gregarious. Habits
1772 World Number
Least Concern Status

view photos Photo  May 25, 2006 by LSemedo all rights reserved          

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds all rights reserved

Alpine Swift song
Tachymarptis melba (0:37)
David Farrow XC37405
12-5-2007, Uzbekistan

 
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