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Horus Swift

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Alternate name
Apus horus    Scientific name
Apodiformes Order
Apodidae Family
14-17cm             Length
Caves and subterranean habitats, grassland, wetlands, savanna, shrubland, forest. Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, CDemocratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, NigeriaRwanda, South Africa, SudanSwaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Habitat-Altitude-Range
2-4 white eggs incubated in about 28 days. Both parents feed young. Clutch
Aerial Arthropods, termites, other insects and spiders. Food  
Gregarious                       Habits
1787  World Number
Least Concern Status

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Horus Swift - Apus horus by Robert Wienand.

view photos Photo by Robert Wienand all rights reserved Nov 08

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