COMMON SWIFT

Also known as European Swift

(Apus apus)

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Roberts VI / VII 411 / 147
Clements 2000 84.0840
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
79-85

 

A small to medium bird (17 to 18 cm), breeding in the Palearctic region and migrating to Africa. It is a common non breeding migrant found throughout southern Africa. It is highly gregarious and is found anywhere (prefers open country). It feeds off aerial arthropods.

 

List of Stamps showing Common Swift

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Ascension 0750 0766 1998 40p
Finland 0515 0415 1952 25m+
Libya 1191 1004 1982 15dh
Maldive Islands sheet   2002 Rf 7
Maldive Islands 4086   2007 Rf 10
Sweden 1411 1504 1988 20k