Alpine swift

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The Alpine swift (Tachymarptis melba) is a large species of the aerial bird family Apodidae. As its name suggests, it is found breeding in mountain ranges from Portugal to Bhutan, and migrates to sub-Saharan Africa in the winter. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder in its specialists habitat in, the Maghreb states, Libya, The Levant, Cyprus, Turkey, The South Caucasus, N & W Iran, SW Saudi Arabia and W Yemen. Its wintering range includes S Mali, S Niger, SE Sudan and Eritrea.

Order:  Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus:  Tachymarpti

Species...Tachymarptis melba
Alpine swift - Species - ebird.org
Alpine swift - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Alpine swift - Card - oiseaux-birds.com
Alpine swift - Article - newscientist.com
Alpine swift - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

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Alpine swift - Images - google.com
Alpine swift - Video - youtube.com
Alpine swift - Datazone - birdlife.org
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