Σκεπαρνάς - Apus melba - Alpine Swift
 


 


 


 

All photos Aptera, Crete 11.07.2006
 

Status: Common passage migrant, Summer visitor, Breeding Species.
 
2007:
21.3.07 (1) Provarma. RR
20.4.07 (a few) Provarma RR
2006:
14.3.06 (3) Provarma. RR
11.7.06 (100+) Aptera. RR
26.8.06 (c.150) over Provarma. 4.55pm. RR
31.8.06 (c.200) over Provarma. 4pm. RR
10.9.06 (c.400) over Provarma. 10.am. RR
11.9.06 (c.200) over Provarma. 9.30am.RR
8.10.06 (c.150) over Provarma. 4.30pm. RR
13.10.06 (c.500) over Apokoronas seen from Provarma. from 11.30am RR
15.10.06 (c.150) am. (c.400) pm. over Apokoronas seen from Provarma. RR
16.10.06 (c.350). over Apokoronas seen from Provarma. RR
24.10.06 (c.250) over Apokoronas seen from Provarma. 5.15pm. RR
1.11.06 (c.100) over Provarma. 12.15pm. RR
12.11.06 (a few) over Provarma. RR
2005:
12.3.05 (2) over Vamos. RR
16.9.05 (c.200) Provarma. RR
25.9.05 (c.300) over Provarma. 4.30pm. RR
13.10.05 (c.50) over Provarma. RR
7.11.05 (c.150) over Provarma. RR
2004:
13.11.04 (1) Omalos area. AM
 
Identification: Large size compared with Swift and white belly.
Voice: Loud trills
Food: Aerial feeder, catching insects in mouth.
Size: Length 20-23cm. Wingspan 50-58cm, nearly 2ft.
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