Pallid Swift
Apus pallidus

– small near-passerine, larger than sparrow, same size as Common Swift
– diurnal migrant, always airborne thus nocturnal as well
– migrates singly or in small, very loose flocks

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Pallid Swift Apus p. pallidus, 2CY
BIF0580, 11/02/2015, Sur, Oman, Mathias Putze


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Pallid Swift Apus p. pallidus, 2CY
BIF0887, 11/02/2015, Sur, Oman, Mathias Putze

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Pallid Swift Apus p. pallidus, 2CY
BIF0888, 11/02/2015, Sur, Oman, Mathias Putze

BIF889_MPU_I1Q6896_150211_pallswift-1_oman_sur
Pallid Swift Apus p. pallidus, 2CY
BIF0889, 11/02/2015, Sur, Oman, Mathias Putze

BIF889_MPU_I1Q6897_150211_pallswift-1_oman_sur
Pallid Swift Apus p. pallidus, 2CY
BIF0890, 11/02/2015, Sur, Oman, Mathias Putze

voice: not yet sound recorded

comparison species:
Common Swift
Pacific Swift

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