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Apus unicolor
Photo by steenl in Tenerife - Canary Islands

Identification

14-15 cm. Short forked tail, long swept-back wings that resemble a crescent or a boomerang. Entirely dark except for an indistinct pale throat patch.

Distribution

Canary Islands and Madeira. Possibly overwintering or even breeding in Morocco.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Cliffs

Behaviour

Diet includes insects.

2 eggs are laid in a saucer-shaped nest made of flowerheads glued with saliva.

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