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Swift, Blyth's
Bird Info
Bird Info
Scientific Name:
Apus leuconyx
Asia, Bhutan, China, Europe, Global, India, IndoChina, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Middle East, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, PakistanIndiaBanghladesh, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkestan, Vietnam, Western Europe and Scandinavia Read more
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The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be generally common throughout most of its breeding range except Pakistan (del Hoyo et al. 1999). National population estimates include: < c.10,000 breeding pairs and c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration in ...
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These birds have very short legs which they use only for clinging to vertical surfaces. The scientific name comes from the Greek απους, apous, meaning "without feet". They never settle voluntarily on the ground. Blyth's Swifts spend most of their lives in the air, living on the insects they catch in their beaks. ...
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