The pattern of plumage development in White-throated Swifts closely approximated that documented for the Common Swift (Lack and Lack 1951, 1954).
In the Common Swift, pairs often remain together for many years (Weitnauer 1990).
Breeding Success and survival in the Common Swift Apus apus: a long-term study on the Effects of weather.
It added that some Omodos residents simply shoot in the air, while many take aim at swallows, house martins, common swifts
, great tits and other birds breeding in the village.
In England the dreamy spires of Oxford play host to one of the most studied bird populations ever, the city's Common Swifts
, near identical to the Pallid but darker.
Forty common swifts
(Apus apus), synanthropic birds living in an urban environment closely with humans and other animals, were hospitalized in the public veterinary hospital of the Regional Reference Center of Urban Veterinary Hygiene located in Naples, Campania Region, Italy.
THE big news last week was all about a Little Swift found by a visiting birder as it fed alongside Common Swifts over the prom at New Brighton, Cheshire.
As their name suggests they are much smaller than our Common Swifts, which are currently roving over our rooftops in screaming flocks.
The swifts you see here in summer, often referred to as common swifts
, are capable of travelling as fast as you should be on a motorway (69.
Nearly all common swifts
have long since gone but odd singles are still being seen.
John Bannon emailed with some remarkable records from mainland Europe which suggest our summer migrants may not be that far off - with common swifts
in Cyprus and spotted flycatcher in Malaga in January, could it be that many summer visitors simply went to southern Europe rather than push on for Africa this winter gone?
We were rewarded with swallows, common swifts
and house martins zipping above our heads.