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Forbes-Watson's Swift - BirdForum Opus


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Apus berliozi

Identification

Similar species

Has been discussed in context of Pallid Swift and others[2]

Distribution

East Africa
Breeds locally in Somalia and on Socotra, winters in coastal Kenya.

Restricted range species, range may be bigger and undiscovered colonies may exist. Not globally threatened.

Taxonomy

Forms a superspecies with Pallid Swift, African Swift and Bradfield's Swift.

Subspecies

Two subspecies recognized[1]:

Habitat

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Birdforum thread discussing id features of this species.

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