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Swift:African Palm

Unread postby Batmad » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:44 am

AFRICAN PALM SWIFT (Cypsiurus Parvus)


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this Bird has a long Forked tail and is very noticable in flight. it is a greyish brown colour.


Habitat

Normally found where there are palm trees even in the big cities.


Status

A common resident.


Call

a soft scream.

do not have a photo because they are so fast in flight :hmz:
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Re: Swift:African Palm

Unread postby MarkWildDog » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:04 pm

Some extras.

Palm swifts range about 16 cm in size, 10-14 kg in weight. Their diet includes insects, spiders, flying ants, beetles and termites. They have a greyish brown plumage. With darkers head and wings in comparison to the pale underparts. In some birds they are streaked in colouring in areas. Males have much whites throats than females. These swifts are the most slender of the swifts and are diurnal. Habitat ranges from grassland to cities, preferably areas in the vicinity of nearby palm trees. They nest on the underside of palm trees or in places like bridges. Nests are put together with saliva and feathers. Generally a common bird which are found in flocks combined with other swifts species or just in small groups.

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Re: Swift:African Palm

Unread postby Batmad » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:15 pm

Thanks for the contrabution MWD!!!!!! :clap: :wink:
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Re: Swift:African Palm

Unread postby Johann » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:15 pm

MarkWildDog wrote:...Palm swifts range about 16 cm in size, 10-14 kg in weight.


Yo yo yo!! If I ever see a Palm Swift of that size I'm running for the hills! :shock: :lol:
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Re: Swift:African Palm

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:32 pm

Sorry :redface:

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Re: Swift:African Palm

Unread postby MarkWildDog » Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:01 pm

Johann wrote:Yo yo yo!! If I ever see a Palm Swift of that size I'm running for the hills! :shock: :lol:

On your marks get set go! :tongue:


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