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 Post subject: Swift, Little
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:05 pm 
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The Little Swift, Apus affinis, is a wide-spread, common resident, but some migrate a little north to get away from our serious highveld winter cold.

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The short square-ended stub of a tail and white rump is diagnostic.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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In the sky above Hammanskraal yesterday -

any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I would go with little swift on the top. White throat and black under parts. Square tail rules out the Horus and White rumped.

Lets see what the others have to say.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Little swift :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Ja nee.

I was concerned by the white forehead on the Little...guess it's sun reflecting...

Thanks for the help! :thumbs_up:

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