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Plain Swift

Apus unicolor (Jardine, 1830)

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Peter Boesman 2017-06-03 Ponta Do Pargo, Madeira, Madeira, Câmara de Lobos (Portugal) (440 m) call -

Calls of a small group in flight.

374961
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Paulo Alves 2021-06-14 Aldoar (near Porto), Porto District, Porto, Porto (Portugal) (20 m) call, flight call, sex uncertain -

Newly discovered population in continental Portugal by Paulo Belo.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

657346
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Lars Lachmann 2014-07-28 Ponta da Cruz, Madeira, Funchal (Portugal) (20 m) call, flight call -

calls of a screaming party

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

190175
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Jorick van Arneym 2016-09-23 São Vicente, Madeira, Madeira, São Vicente (Portugal) (320 m) call, flight call -

Playing, calling and foraging in a fairly large group. Plain swifts are usually not very vocal. Except when they play. Mostly in the early evening.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

337249
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Antero Lindholm 2007-08-29 Ponta Do Pargo, Madeira, Madeira, Câmara de Lobos (Portugal) (440 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

164524
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Matthias Feuersenger 01-09-2011 Machico, Madeira, Machico (Portugal) (20 m) calls (B) - calls of a flock circling over a town. Noise of an industrial ventilation system all around 87333
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Fernand DEROUSSEN 2003-03-19 Anaga (near Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Tenerife (Spain) (650 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

134408
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Yoann Blanchon 2016-04-15 Comarca Centro (near Artenara), Las Palmas, Canarias, Gran Canaria (Spain) (1200 m) flight call -

ZOOM H2n ; High Pass Filter 3000Hz 6db

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

367239
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Lars Lachmann 2014-07-28 Ponta da Cruz, Madeira, Funchal (Portugal) (20 m) call, flight call -

calls of a screaming party

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

190177
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Rubén Barone 2020-08-04 Coast of Bajamar (La Laguna), Tenerife, Canary Islands, Tenerife (Spain) (60 m) call, flight call, life stage uncertain, sex uncertain -

There is some background sound of the sea.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

580859
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Peter Boesman 2017-06-06 Punta de Garajau, Madeira, Santa Cruz (Portugal) (80 m) call -

Calls of a large group (both Plain Swift and Pallid Swift) gathering at dusk.

374985
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Peter Boesman 2017-06-03 Ponta Do Pargo, Madeira, Madeira, Câmara de Lobos (Portugal) (440 m) call -

Calls of a small group in flight.

374960
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Rubén Barone 2020-06-25 Coast of Bajamar (La Laguna), Tenerife, Canary Islands, Tenerife (Spain) (60 m) adult, call, flight call, sex uncertain -

There is a strong background sound of the sea. The birds were calling in flight close to their breeding colony.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

571739
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor unicolor Tomas Belka 25-05-2011 Arco da Calheta, Madeira, Portugal (Portugal) (160 m) call (B) - Call of a flock ca. 20 ind. 80615
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Marcel Gil Velasco 2020-04-29 Isla de el Hierro (near Villa de Valverde), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canarias, Valverde (Spain) (160 m) flight call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

647551
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Paulo Belo 2021-01-17 Aldoar (near Porto), Porto District, Porto, Porto (Portugal) (20 m) adult, flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

615885
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Itziar Gutiérrez 2019-01-20 Los Realejos, Tenerife, Canarias, Tenerife (Spain) (130 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

521878
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor David Darrell-Lambert 2014-08-26 Caniço, Madeira, Madeira, Santa Cruz (Portugal) (240 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

196532
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Alba Villarroya 2021-08-04 Tenerife (near Vilaflor), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canarias, Vilaflor (Spain) (1500 m) adult, juvenile -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

668055
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Paulo Alves 2021-06-14 Parque da Cidade do Porto, Porto, Porto, Portugal, Porto (Portugal)   -   348492561
macaulaylibrary.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Oliver Burton 2018-04-12 Barranco de Ruiz, Canarias, Spain, Canary Islands (Spain)   -   95613541
macaulaylibrary.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Ethan Lai 2018-07-29 Barranco de Ruiz, Canarias, Spain, Canary Islands (Spain)   -   109008481
macaulaylibrary.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Herman van Oosten 31-07-2009 Molhe da Pontinha, Funchal, Madeira, Funchal (Portugal) (0 m) calls of a group in flight (no score) - Rec on the pier in the harbour of Funchal. Calls seem very different from A. apus. 37471
xeno-canto.org
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor Peter Boesman 2017-06-03 Ponta do Pargo, Calheta, Região Autónoma da Madeira, Portugal, Calheta (Portugal)   -   81145391
macaulaylibrary.org
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