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In South Africa, the distribution of Horus swifts is poorly understood. They are thought to be uncommon residents in low-lying tropical areas of Limpopo and breeding summer visitors to the eastern half of the rest of the country. Its close resemblance to other white-rumped swifts causes the Horus swift to be largely missed in mixed foraging flocks.
They are visually distinguishable from white-rumped and little swifts by the difference in the shape of the tail and the white patch on their rumps.
Horus swifts breed in tunnels excavated by other hole-nesting species.
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