Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swifts :: Little Swift

Little Swift Apus affinis

Described by: Gray, J. E. (1830)
Alternate common name(s): House Swift, Palestine House Swift, Indian House Swift, Ceylon House Swift, Ceylon White-rumped Swift
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Marrakech, Morocco - Mar 23, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Nairobi, Kenya - Jun 2, 2005 © Charlie Moores  Nairobi, Kenya - Jun 2, 2005 © Charlie Moores  Nairobi, Kenya - Jun 2, 2005 © Charlie Moores 
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North Africa, Subsaharan Africa, through Middle East to India;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) S. Mauritania and Gambia to Mali, s. Niger, s. Chad and s. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and sw. Arabia s. to South Africa (Cape Province).
(2) Sao Tome, Principe and Fernando Po.
(3) South Africa (nw. Cape Province).
(4) N. Africa from Morocco to Tunisia to se. Turkey, the Middle East to Iran and ex. s. Russia.
(5) Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
Winters in e. Africa.
(6) S. India and Sri Lanka.


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


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