Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swifts :: African Palm-Swift

African Palm-Swift Cypsiurus parvus

Described by: Lichtenstein (1823)
Alternate common name(s): African Palm Swift, Madagascar Palm Swift, Madagascar Palm-Swift
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Bona Manzi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Date unknown © Gordon Holtshausen 
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Tropical Africa and Madagascar;
Four populations;
(1) S. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, sw. Niger, Gulf of Guinea is., n. Nigeria, s. Chad and s. Sudan to Ethiopia and sw. Arabia.
(2) Sierra Leone to Angola and ne. Zaire and islands in the Gulf of Guinea.
(3) Highlands of s. Sudan s. to Malawi and ne. South Africa.
(4) Coastal lowlands from s. Somalia s. to Mozambique.
(5) N. Namibia, and n. Botswana.
(6) Mozambique to e. South Africa (Natal).
(7) Comoro Is.
(8) Madagascar.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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