AFRICAN BLACK SWIFT

Also known as African Swift or Black Swift

(Apus barbatus)

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Roberts VI / VII 412 / 149
Clements 2000 84.0880
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
79-80

 

 
A medium bird (18 to 19 cm), found in much of Africa south of the Sahara, the Comoros and Madagascar. It is a very common breeding intra African migrant found throughout southern Africa, especially the moister parts. It is highly gregarious and inhabits open country near mountains and cliffs. It eats aerial arthropods.

 

List of Stamps showing African Black Swift

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Michel

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