HOUSE SWIFT FACTS
The House Swift is a black bird with white rump and white throat. The body is short and stocky with a small bill. It has a short square tail with only a slight fork. In flight the wings form a streamlined triangular shape. It is similar to the Fork-tailed Swift which has distinctive forked tail and less white on the throat.
spend most of their time in the air and roost on cliffs or walls.
insects which they catch in the air
Nests on cliffs or buildings. Lays one to four white eggs. They return to the same nest site each year.
The House Swift is found in south east Asia and Indonesia. It is a rare visitor to Australia.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||House Swift|
Relatives in same Genus
Fork-tailed Swift (A. pacificus)