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House Swift

Kingdom: Animalia      Phylum: Chordata   Class: Aves (Birds)   Order: Apodiformes   Family: Apodidae
House Swift (Apus affinis), also called Little Swift, is a common breeding resident in India. This bird is found in most habitats near human habitation. Also frequents old forts, deserted houses and ruined buildings.

Identification: Sexes alike. Small, smoky-black bird with white throat. It has a white rump, short square tail and long narrow wings.        Size: 15 cm

Local name: Ababeel, Babeela     Food: Flying insects, termites, ants


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