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Critical examination of specimen evidence for pallid swift (Apus pallidus; Aves: Apodidae) in southern Africa

@inproceedings{Davies2013CriticalEO,
  title={Critical examination of specimen evidence for pallid swift (Apus pallidus; Aves: Apodidae) in southern Africa},
  author={Gregory B.P. Davies},
  year={2013}
}
  • Gregory B.P. Davies
  • Published 2013
  • Biology
  • Pallid swift (Apus pallidus), a dull-brown Palaearctic swift, is known from southern Africa on the basis of a single skin collected at Kuruman, Northern Cape in 1904. The Kuruman specimen has been accepted as a skin of A. pallidus for several decades. Re-examination of this skin, however, shows that its placement with A. pallidus is equivocal, and morphometric and certain plumage features suggest it is a Bradfield's swift (Apus bradfieldi). The two taxa are exceedingly similar in appearance and… CONTINUE READING
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