Common (Eurasian) Swift
Apus apus
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The Eurasian swift is a brown/black passage migrant which may be seen from September to December and March to April. The upper 7 photos were taken in Denmark (2-09), courtesy of Dr. Louis A. Hansen who noted: "the adults are almost uniformly dark except for the light throat. Younger birds apparently have a more contrasting throat pattern (resembling the pallid swift)". The lower 4 adults were seen in Mkomazi NP (1-17), courtesy of Paul Oliver.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Dr. Louis A. Hansen, Paul Oliver

Last Update this page: 6-30-17