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__________________________________________________________________________________________________ Birds 147 Pallid Swifts

 

 

 

 

 

PALLID SWIFT Apus pallidus

 

         The Pallid Swift Apus pallidus was one of the few bird species that seemed to be thriving in the most urbanised and built-up areas of Lisboa where this photograph was taken. Fortunately a top floor hotel window provided an excellent vantage-point from which they could be photographed as they bombed past in typical high-speed swift fashion having taking great care not to lean out too far! With thanks to Bernardo Barreto for drawing my attention to their presence.

 

 

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