The Alpine swift – Tachymarptis melba is a large species of the Type – 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.
Type - aerial - nests colonially on cliffs, mountains, large buildings Habitat - largely mountainous areas, 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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