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African Black Swift African Black Swift flying at hotel garden near Andasibe African Black Swift,African black swift,Andasibel,Apus balstoni,Apus barbatus,Geotagged,Madagascar,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. cite https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/species/madswi1/cur/introduction "Previously treated as a subspecies of African Swift (Apus barbatus)" now Madagascar Swift Apus balstoni Posted 2 years ago

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The African black swift or African swift is a small bird in the swift family. It breeds in Africa discontinuously from Liberia, Cameroon, Zaire, Uganda and Kenya south to South Africa, and on Madagascar. The breeding habitat is damp mountains, typically between 1,600 and 2,400 m, but less often at lower altitudes. This species feeds readily over lowland, and can form very large flocks, often with other gregarious swifts.

The nominate South African subspecies is migratory, wintering further.. more

Similar species: Swifts And Hummingbirds
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Uploaded Nov 25, 2018. Captured Nov 4, 2018 15:42 in Moramanga, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D500
  • f/11.0
  • 10/6400s
  • ISO713
  • 170mm