African black swift

photo by Trevor Hardaker

Scientific classification

Order

Apodiformes

Family

Apodidae

Subfamily

Apus

Species

barbatus

Appearance

* Pretty small bird with brown-black plumage
* Short forked tail, long slender wings and a pale grey patch on the chin
* Size: about 17 cm

Habitat

Mountainous areas

Countries

Africa

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