House Swift – nesting colony

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“I observed ~ 100 House Swift (Apus nipalensis subfurcatus) nesting today. Their nests were located under an overhead bridge/road in the city that was largely inaccessible to humans. There were large numbers of nests, scattered over a wide area, but … Continued

House Swift – calls

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“I was able to observe and record some of the calls of House Swifts (Apus affinis subfurcatus). These are extremely sociable birds and often in large flocks. This was a small flock of 15-18 birds that was fortunately low enough … Continued

House Swift mating in flight

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“I have always seen House Swift (Apus affinis subfurcatus) rushing through the air in the early morning as a group of 20-50, “screaming” away (a chorus of high pitched twittering). “I had assumed this was a feeding behaviour but while … Continued