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Swift, Alpine
 
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Scientific Name:
Tachymarptis melba
Location(s):
Afghanistan, Africa, Albania, Angola, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, British Isles, Bulgaria, Burundi, Caribbean, Central Africa, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, East Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Free State Province, French Guiana Read more
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IUCN
In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 140000-330000 breeding pairs, equating to 420000-990000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 25-49% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 1000000-4000000 individuals, although ...
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Wikipedia
Swifts have very short legs which they use only for clinging to vertical surfaces. The scientific name comes from the Ancient Greek απους, apous, meaning "without feet". They never settle voluntarily on the ground. ...
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