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Fork-tailed Swift

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 wpe8D8.jpg (6478 bytes) Pacific Swift Alternate name
Apus pacificus  Scientific name
Apodiformes Order
Apodidae Family
18cm Length
Breeds in Boreal & temperate forest & urban areas, migates & feeds over many landspaces, up to 4,000 m. Asia, Austrailasia & Europe. (See map) Vagant into Western Europe as far as Great Britain Habitat-Altitude-Range
2-3 White eggs Clutch
Airborne arthropods Food  
Gregarious. Habits
1783  World Number
Least concern Status all rights reserved

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds all rights reserved

Fork-tailed Swift calls
Apus pacificus (0:18)
David Farrow XC19674
200405, Bhutan

Light green breeding.

Dark green resident

Yellow non- breeding

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01/03/2008 0000000

25/10/2009 500,000

28/02/2012 870,300



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01/01/2009 151,000

01/10/2010 562,291

24/09/2012 1,000,000


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