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Swift, White-rumped

Roberts No: 415

Breeding summer visitor. Slim black swift, pale face, white throat and narrow white band over upper rump and with deeply forked tail. Circles over Leisure Isle in summer often mixing with Greater Striped Swallows. Drinks on the wing. Sometimes takes over swallows’ nests.

Family Name:
Apus caffer
Common Name:
Swift, White-rumped
14 to 15 cm
Intra-African migrant
airborne insects, bugs, termites, bees, flying ants, flies, mosquitoes.