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Common Swift

Apus apus

Habitat:

Mediterranean Shrubland

Notes:

A Morrocan guy I know, reapproached me with this hawk at a café after we'd both found a sparrow chick nearby and he'd left. It appeared that it had clipped a wing on something and was lying in the street, nursing it's wound.


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4 Comments

BennyV_
BennyV_ 7 years ago

Yep, I took a few, along with 2 videos. Crazy day.

Martin Hromada
Martin Hromada 7 years ago

You´ re welcome :) Is this the original photo of your observation?

BennyV_
BennyV_ 7 years ago

Thanks Martin,

I came to that realization a few weeks ago, just hadn't got around to changing it. But, the fact that you caught this error reaffirms why I joined NOAH. Thanks!

Martin Hromada
Martin Hromada 7 years ago

Hi, it is not a Sparrowhawk, it is Common Swift, Apus apus. Compare with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_Sp....
Best, Martin

Monda, Andalucía, Spain

Lat: 36.63, Long: -4.83

Spotted on May 1, 2010
Submitted on May 1, 2010

Spotted for mission

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