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Alpine Swift

Tachymarptis melba (Linnaeus, 1758)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba vir joshi 2013-05-23 Tungnath, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, Chamoli (India) (3500 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

138660
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Marco Dragonetti 2011-03-31 Cala Moresca, Monte Argentario, Grosseto, Grosseto (Italy) (150 m) flight call -

Check my website birdsongs.it for more details

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

366029
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Beatrix Saadi-Varchmin 2020-05-25 Polizeipräsidium i. Betzenhausen, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany) (260 m) female, flight call, male -

Recorded outside the fence in front of a yard to deliver material. A car just is delivered, while the Alpine Swifts are hunting around, in and out, with sharp single calls or softer warblings. I saw more than 25 Swifts (big breeding colonie). Intervals not shorted, so inbetween the House Sparrows are to hear loudly.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

569487
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Jordi Calvet 2016-09-30 Esparreguera, Catalonia, Barcelona (Spain) (240 m) song, song in flight -

0:15 Motacilla alba flight call

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

336802
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba melba Stuart Fisher 25-04-2007 Galata, Istanbul, Istanbul (Turkey) (80 m) contact calls in flight (A) -   20189
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Jordi Calvet 2016-10-05 Esparreguera, Catalonia, Barcelona (Spain) (240 m) flight call -

flock in flight, about 25 ind.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

337358
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Stanislas Wroza 2018-07-01 Campo Arañuelo (near Toril), Cáceres, Extremadura, Cáceres (Spain) (220 m) call, flight call, short calls -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

513856
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Stanislas Wroza 2018-07-01 Campo Arañuelo (near Toril), Cáceres, Extremadura, Cáceres (Spain) (220 m) call, flight call, long calls, short calls, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

513858
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Vincent van der Spek 2018-04-25 Westduinpark, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Zuid-Holland (Netherlands) (20 m) alarm call -

Alarm calls of a vagrant bird in the hand, shortly before it was released (it was taken into care earlier). Noise slightly reduced.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

412398
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba melba Stuart Fisher 25-04-2007 Galata, Istanbul, Istanbul (Turkey) (80 m) calls (A) -   19934
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Jordi Calvet 03-10-2010 Esparreguera, Catalonia , Barcelona (Spain) (190 m) flight call (A) - a group of 7 birds 62846
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Peter Ertl 2017-08-14 Basel, Basel-Stadt, Basel-Stadt, Basel-Stadt (Switzerland) (260 m) call -

call from a nest

383063
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Tanguy Loïs 2020-08-20 Cerbère, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie, Pyrénées-Orientales (France) (20 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

584205
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba africanus Frank Lambert 2019-11-15 Ebb & Flo area, Wilderness National Park, South Cape DC, Western Cape, George (South Africa) (20 m) flight call -

Calling near where presumably nesting, in large recess in cliff face

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

519832
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Francesco Sottile 2015-07-09 Cosenza, Cosenza, Calabria, Cosenza (Italy) (200 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

256133
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Corrado Zanini 2015-05-07 Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, Verona (Italy) (480 m) flight call -

Birds in flight in the area of Adige's river valley beginning. Vegetation type: landscape with rocks and small trees of Fraxinus ornus, lot of flowers of dry meadows with abundance of insects.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

241609
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Yoann BLANCHON 2015-05-02 La Turbie, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France (France) (500 m) flight call -

ZOOM H2n, high pass filter

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

242029
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba africanus Frank Lambert 2019-11-15 Ebb & Flo area, Wilderness National Park, South Cape DC, Western Cape, George (South Africa) (20 m) flight call -

Calling near where presumably nesting, in large recess in cliff face

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

519831
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Raphaël Nussbaumer 2015-07-09 Lausanne, Chauderon-Ale (near Lausanne), Lausanne, Vaud, Vaud (Switzerland) (500 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

256029
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba africanus Frank Lambert 2019-11-15 Ebb & Flo area, Wilderness National Park, South Cape DC, Western Cape, George (South Africa) (20 m) flight call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

519863
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Oscar Campbell 2017-04-06 God's Window, Grasskop, Mpumalanga (South Africa) (1700 m) flight call, juvenile -

'Screaming party' of 20+ over the escarpment as air warmed up 1 hr after dawn with much larger numbers of African Black Swift.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

368197
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Marco Dragonetti 05-07-2009 Porto Ercole, Argentario, Grosseto , Grosseto (Italy) (200 m) flight calls (B) - For more sonograms and recordings check my website: www.birdsongs.it 39647
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Christoph Klein 2019-08-09 Vranja, Općina Lupoglav, Istarska županija, Istarska (Croatia) (360 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

492211
xeno-canto.org
Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba Vincent Pourchaire 2020-04-25 Lyon, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Rhône (France) (170 m) corbeau freux, flight call, martinet noir -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

550240
xeno-canto.org
Note: a maximum of 20 records are shown. For more recordings of this species, as well as maps, sonograms, and advanced searches, please visit xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.

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