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Swifts leaving the nest  Apus apus,Common Swift,Cumbria,Kings Meaburn Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Swifts leaving the nest

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The Common Swift is a medium-sized bird, superficially similar to the Barn Swallow or House Martin but somewhat larger. It is, however, completely unrelated to those passerine species, since swifts are in the separate order Apodiformes. The resemblances between the groups are due to convergent evolution reflecting similar life styles. Swifts nearest relatives are thought to be the New World Humming-Birds.

Similar species: Swifts And Hummingbirds
Species identified by NattyOne
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By NattyOne

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Uploaded Aug 19, 2021. Captured Jul 17, 2021 08:35.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO640
  • 160mm