Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swifts :: Alpine Swift
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Ceylon White-bellied Swift
Old scientific name(s): Apus melba
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RangeMoutains of Europe to the Himalayas and s. in India and Africa;
(1) S. Europe (Mediterranean Basin) to Himalayas.
Winters in n. Africa.
(2) N. Africa e. to Turkey and Israel to s. Russia, Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and nw. India.
(3) Nw. Somalia.
(4) Zaire (Ruwenzori Mountains).
(5) Mostly in the highlands of e. and s. Africa from w. and c. Ethiopia, Eritrea, sw. Arabia, ne. Zaire, Uganda, Rwanda, w. and c. Kenya, n. Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana and sw. Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe and s. Africa.
Ranges to Togo and Gabon.
Winters in c. India.
(9) W. peninsular India.
(10) Sri Lanka.
Birds breeding in s. Mali are of uncertain race.
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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