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Africa and Asia
Local and scarce in the rest of its range. Not globally threatened.
Forms a superspecies with House Swift Apus nipalensis and is often considered conspecific. Sometimes also called House Swift (and the House Swift is sometimes called Little Swift) so confusion is easily possible.
Six subspecies recognized :
Aerial; nests on cliffs, buildings and bridges.
The 1-4 eggs are laid in nests built in colonies on cliffs, buildings and bridges.
Diet includes insects caught in flight.
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