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Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba

Kingdom: Animalia      Phylum: Chordata       Class: Aves (Birds)      Order: Apodiformes      Family: Apodidae

Alpine Swift
Alpine Swift (Tachymarptis melba)

Alpine Swift (Tachymarptis melba), a large-sized swift, is a probable resident in India. It is mainly found in the mountains and hills. Size: 22 cm

Distribution: Breeds in Spain, coastal Portugal, southern France, the Alps, Corsica, Italy, western Balkans, Crete, Cyprus, other Greek islands, Turkey, the Caucasus and Crimea. Breeds locally in the Middle East and in North-West Africa. Migratory, leaving breeding areas Sep-early Oct and wintering in sub-Saharan Africa.

Alpine Swift

Anseriformes Apodiformes Bucerotiformes Caprimulgiformes Charadriiformes Ciconiiformes Columbiformes Coraciiformes Cuculiformes
Falconiformes Galliformes Gaviiformes Gruiformes Passeriformes Pelecaniformes Phoenicopteriformes Piciformes Podicipediformes
Procellariiformes Psittaciformes Pteroclidiformes   Strigiformes   Trogoniformes Turniciformes Upupiformes

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