Swift, Common


Name: Swift, Common

Scientific name: Apus apus

Type: Swift

Color: Grey

Habitat: Cities,Fields

Size: 25cm

Conservation status:

Common or Rare Migrant


Almost uniform sooty in fresh plumage, but brownish and more contrasting in worn plumage, though much depending on light conditions. Round whitish throat-patch variable, sometimes almost invisible; lacks contrast above but underparts show clearly paler inner flight-feathers than body and wing-coverts; deep tail-fork. Easily confused with Pallid, but note especially overall colour-tone, throat-patch, head pattern, upperparts contrast, and underparts markings.

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