Pacific Swift Apus pacificus

(aka Fork-tailed Swift, Pacific Fork-tailed Swift)
Fork-tailed Swift, Shemgang, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image

Shemgang, Bhutan
March 2008

The Pacific Swift breeds from Siberia to Kamchatka and south to the Himalayas and south-east Asia. Some races are more migratory than others and winter as far as southern India to Australia.

Fork-tailed Swift, Shemgang, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image It is a large swift with long, pointed wings and a long, deeply forked tail. It has a conspicuous white rump. Underparts have some scaling and a pale throat .
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