Horus Swift Apus horus (416)
Experiences with species

Horus Swifts breed in sand banks and cliffs, hence why they are supposed to be common at Marievale as they nest in the mine dumps there. I eventually saw some there, having found them in Zimbabwe in February 2008 and then at Leeuwpan near Leandra for my first SA record. They have a noticeably shallower fork in their tail than White-rumped.

Other names: -

Ranges: Resident Breeding Non-breeding Migratory Uncertain

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