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Conman Swift

Apus apus (Linnaeus, 1758)


Common swift is a migratory bird that pass through Saudi Arabia during Spring and Autumn


Wide range Habitat

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This one is not chick and this bird was in the way to its summer habitat, it was solitary and stayed in Karan Island for only one night and then continue its flight toward north

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

You spotting ID must be as Common Swift Chick or Juvenile Common Swift

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

It is match exactly with the chick shown on following Wiki page...
And following website is really made with great efforts how to protect and rescue them...

Thanks for all of you,
to AshishNimkar, I make true ID when I spotted it for a first time so I wonder you said "I think ID is Common Swift"
About the distance it is about 3.5m and for the place you can see the map, sure I have other photos but I upload a photo of this species that didn't resemble any other photo of it on the internet

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Fantastic !

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

I think ID is Common Swift...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Very nice indeed Mohamed.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Great close up...Wonderful..!!
Where you get such nice close up... what was distance... do you take shot of its complete coverage of its plumage?

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wow fantastic !

It was spending the night resting near my camp and I take this shot in early morning with 35X optical zoom of my Cam. Canon SX40Hs

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Spectacular; how did you get this close?

Saudi Arabia

Spotted on Jun 17, 2012
Submitted on Jun 30, 2012

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