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Alternate name
Apus caffer  Scientific name
Apodiformes Order
Apodidae Family
14 - 15.5cm Length
Tropical mangrove, shrubland & savanna, up to 2,500 m. Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d'IvoireDemocratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, EritreaEthiopia, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, MalawiMali, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, NamibiaNiger,  Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, RwandaSenegalSierra LeoneSomalia, South Africa, Spain, SudanSwaziland, Tanzania, TogoTunisia, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Habitat-Altitude-Range
2 White eggs, incubated by both parents. Clutch
Airborne arthropods Food  
Gregarious. Habits
1789  World Number
Least Concern Status

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