Common swift

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The Common swift – Apus apus is a medium sized species of the Type – aerial bird family Apodidae. It is very widely distributed across Eurasia as a summer breeder that migrates to Central and Southern Africa in the winter. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder in The Maghreb states, The Levant, Cyprus, Turkey, The South Caucasus, N W and S Iran.

Type - aerial - nests in holes in trees, cliffs, buildings, nest boxes, 
Habitat - particularly over wetlands, marshes, rivers with abundant flying insects

Order:  Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus:  Apus

Species...Apus apus
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