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Pallid Swift

(Apus pallidus)
German name(s): "Fahlsegler"
Size: 16-18 cm; wing span 39-44 cm

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Pallid Swift at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Sex unknown

Distant near-frontal view of a Pallid Swift in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Vila Nova Milfontes, Alentejo, Portugal, October 2018]

Lateral/ventral view of a Pallid Swift in flight; note the large light-grey throat patch- the bird is probably calling, inflating the voice box, which makes the throat patch looks distended like a full crop (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Vila Nova Milfontes, Alentejo, Portugal, October 2018]

Lateral/ventral view of a Pallid Swift in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2015]

Ventral view of a Pallid Swift in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2015]

Near-dorsal/ventral view of a Pallid Swift in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, March 2016]

Ventral view of a Pallid Swift in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2015]

Ventral view of a Pallid Swift in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, March 2016]

Behaviour

Social behaviour: Communal Mobility: Migratory Elementary unit: Pair/flock

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