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Australian Swifts



Typical Swifts

Uniform Swiftlet
(Aerodramus vanikorensis)
Uniform Swiftlet
The Uniform Swiftlet is a medium-sized swiftlet with a shallowly forked tail. The bird is dark grey-brown above, and lighter grey-brown below, with paler chin and throat. It is a gregarious bird that forages in groups and nests in colonies in caves. Click to continue>
Fork-tailed Swift
(Apus pacificus)
Fork-tailed Swift
The Fork-tailed Swift is a fairly large black swift with white rump and distinctive forked tail. The wings are long and aerodynamic, and it flies with a fluttering flight. The throat is grey. the legs are very short and mainly used for hanging on to... Click to continue>
House Swift
(Apus affinis)
House Swift
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... Click to continue>
Glossy Swiftlet
(Collocalia esculenta)
Glossy Swiftlet
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White-throated Needletail
(Hirundapus caudacutus)
White-throated Needletail
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