Alpine Swift
Tachymarptis (Apus) melba
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The alpine swift is large (22cm), brown above, white below with a brown breast band. Usually found at higher elevation, it can be seen at lower altitude during cooler weather. The left 4th row photo (Arusha NP, 1-21) is courtesy of Per Holmen. All of the other photos were taken in Tarangire NP (6-12). The migration and behaviour papers (click rigt links) are fascinating studies.


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copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 5-01-21