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Eurasian Swift

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Common Swift Alternate name
Apus apus Scientific name
Apodiformes Order
Apodidae Family
17-18cm Length
Africa, Asia & Europe. Range & migration See Map Habitat-Altitude-Range
2-3 White eggs, incubated by both parents for a minimum of 19 days, fledging 37-56 days. Clutch
Airborne arthropods Food  
Migratory, gregarious. Habits
1775 World Number
Least Concern Status

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 Common Swift Calls
Apus apus (2:53)
Patrik Åberg XC27236
21-07-2008, Sweden


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28/02/2012 870,300



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