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Horus Swift

Apus horus (von Heuglin, 1869)

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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.
Horus Swift - Apus horus Bram Piot 2018-10-05 Gamadji Sare, Podor, Saint-Louis (Senegal) (10 m) call -

Several birds at presumed breeding site, calling while flying past sand cliffs in small groups. Newly discovered site for the species (in January 2018), see https://senegalwildlife.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/those-mystery-swifts-horus-new-to-senegal/ for more info.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

438048
xeno-canto.org
Horus Swift - Apus horus Bram Piot 2018-10-05 Gamadji Sare, Podor, Saint-Louis (Senegal) (10 m) call -

Several birds at presumed breeding site, calling while flying past sand cliffs in small groups. Newly discovered site for the species (in January 2018), see https://senegalwildlife.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/those-mystery-swifts-horus-new-to-senegal/ for more info.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

438049
xeno-canto.org
Horus Swift - Apus horus Bram Piot 2018-01-06 Gamadji Sare, Podor, Saint-Louis (Senegal) (10 m) call -

One of several birds found potentially breeding here. First country record and a significant range extension, see http://senegalwildlife.worpdress.com for more details on this exciting find and several pictures with discussion on identification.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

410343
xeno-canto.org
Horus Swift - Apus horus Bram Piot 2018-10-05 Gamadji Sare, Podor, Saint-Louis (Senegal) (10 m) call -

Several birds at presumed breeding site, calling while flying past sand cliffs in small groups. Newly discovered site for the species (in January 2018), see https://senegalwildlife.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/those-mystery-swifts-horus-new-to-senegal/ for more info.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

438047
xeno-canto.org
Horus Swift - Apus horus Myles E. W. North 1964-03-29 W Kenya; Near Athi River Station, Kenya, Kenya (Kenya)   -   5991
macaulaylibrary.org
Horus Swift - Apus horus Stratton Hatfield 2020-02-25 Matteo's Italian Restaurant and Bar, Rift Valley, Kenya, Rift Valley (Kenya)   -   221807481
macaulaylibrary.org
Horus Swift - Apus horus Linda R. Macaulay 1993-03-26 out of Hotse; road up to Katse Dam, Lesotho, Lesotho (Lesotho)   -   69186
macaulaylibrary.org
Horus Swift (Horus) - Apus horus horus Jay McGowan 2018-12-30 Senegal River channel near Gamadji Sare, Saint-Louis, Senegal, Saint-Louis (Senegal)   - Calls from many different individuals flying by and coming close to bank with presumed nest holes. Little Swifts also present and some calls may be from them, although our impression was they were staying higher and not coming down to the nest holes as the Horus were. 146277861
macaulaylibrary.org
Horus Swift - Apus horus Myles E. W. North 1964-03-29 LUKENYA;NEAR ATHI RIVER STATION, Eastern, Kenya, Eastern (Kenya)   -   5990
macaulaylibrary.org
Horus Swift - Apus horus Myles E. W. North 1964-03-29 LUKENYA; NEAR ATHI RIVER STATION, Eastern, Kenya, Eastern (Kenya)   -   5992
macaulaylibrary.org

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