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Forbes-Watson's Swift - BirdForum Opus

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Apus berliozi


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Has been discussed in context of Pallid Swift and others[2]


East Africa
Breeds locally in Somalia and on Socotra, winters in coastal Kenya.

Restricted range species, range may be bigger and undiscovered colonies may exist. Not globally threatened.


Forms a superspecies with Pallid Swift, African Swift and Bradfield's Swift.


Two subspecies recognized[1]:




  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Birdforum thread discussing id features of this species.

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