Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swifts :: African Swift
African Swift Apus barbatus
Described by: Sclater, P. L. (1865)
Alternate common name(s): African Black Swift, Fernando Po Swift
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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Highly fragmented and local distribution;
(1) Sierra Leone.
(2) Se. Nigeria, w. Cameroon, Fernando Po Is. and w. Angola. N. Liberia.
(4) E. Zaire (Kivu area) and Uganda, Rwanda, w. and s. Kenya, n. Tanzania and Malawi.
(5) Sw. Zambia and ne. Botswana.
(6) S. Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe to e. and s. South Africa (Cape Province).
(7) Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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