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Swift, White-rumped
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Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Apus caffer
Africa, Angola, Asia, Botswana, Burundi, Central Africa, East Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Europe, Finland, Free State Province, Gauteng Province, Global, Horn of Africa, Ilkeliani, Kenya, KwaZulu Natal Province, Lesotho, Limpopo Province, Malawi, Middle East, Mozambique, Mpumalanga Province, Namibia, Nigeria, North Africa, North West Province, Northern Cape Province, Norway, Portugal, Rwanda, South Africa Read more
Related Reading
The global population size has not been quantified. In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 100-160 breeding pairs, equating to 300-480 individuals (BirdLife International 2004), but Europe forms <5% of the global range. ...
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The White-rumped Swift (Apus caffer) is a small swift. Although this bird is superficially similar to a House Martin, it is not closely related to that passerine species. The resemblances between the swallows and swifts are due to convergent evolution reflecting similar life styles. ...
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