Alternative name: Cape Verde Swift
- Apus alexandri
- Dark grey-brown
- Large pale throat-patch
- Shallow fork to the tail.
Endemic to the Cape Verde Islands.
Occurs on all islands except Santa Luzia but may not breed on all of them. Breeding suspected on Sao Nicolau, Santo Antao, Brava, Fogo and Santiago.
Gullies and along cliffs and shorelines.
The diet includes insects.
It builds its saucer shaped nest from grass and feathers, and it is placed in a cliff, in a cave or in the roof of a building. 2 white eggs are laid.
It has a high-pitched, screaming call with a buzzing quality.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2022) Alexander's Swift. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 26 May 2022 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Alexander%27s_Swift
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