Observations in the Family: Apodidae

English Name: Swifts or Windswaels

Alpine Swift

Alpine Swift
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Langrietvlei
Observed on: 23rd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: swift: too fast to foto

Little Swift

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Birds
Location: Fox Odendaal St, Lephalale
Observed on: 1st February 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 3
Description: Found this little swift on the ground in a shopping centres parking lot. It seemed very young. The bird was dying.

Swift from the Cango Caves

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By: Gabi MiebachGabi Miebach's reputation in BirdsGabi Miebach's reputation in BirdsGabi Miebach's reputation in Birds
Location: Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn
Observed on: 26th October 2012
Added to iSpot: 30th December 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Some nests built over the entrance to the Cango Caves. The only photo of this restless bird.

WSNBG swift

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By: Ernest PorterErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in Birds
Location: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 10th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 10th October 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 5

African Palm Swifts

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Birds
Location: Makuleke area, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 19th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Harrier Hawk was being mobbed by palm swifts.

Swifts, Sunnycove - 2013

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By: marlandza
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Sunnycove, Fish Hoek
Observed on: 7th May 2013
Added to iSpot: 7th May 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2
Description: Amazing acrobatics as they swooped for insects high above the ground. NO Tony - Don't Ask - I couldn't see the colour of their eyes!

White-rumped Swift Egg

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 28th January 2011
Added to iSpot: 20th March 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Found lying on balcony below the Lesser-Striped Swallows' laboriously-built mud nest they lost to the Swifts.

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swift, white-rumped
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 30th September 2010
Added to iSpot: 16th March 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 3
Description: Investigating LS Swallow nest still under construction. Later to occupy it.

Bird

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By: Ernest PorterErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in Birds
Location: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 27th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 14th February 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 14

Alpine Swift

Alpine Swift
By: Patrick Lane
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Location: Algeria
Observed on: 5th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 9th December 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Little Swift

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By: Gerrie Horn
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Wege St, Still Bay West
Observed on: 25th April 2011
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2

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