House Swift

Scientific Name: Apus affinis
Common Name: House Swift

Identifying Features: black-brown body, presence of a white band, short tail, black beak

Fun Facts:

  • It is capable of flying long distances by alternately shutting off hemispheres of their brain in-flight.
  • It was formerly considered a subspecies of the little swift.


This image was clicked by Pitta Chen – via Flickr.

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