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Definition of the noun Alpine Swift

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Alpine Swift is the vernacular name of the Tachymarptis melba, a species of Tachymarptis.

  • geographic area: Africa, North America, Europe and Asia

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Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Sweetfish - tree snake (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

alpine swift has brown plumage and a white throat; its underparts are separated by a brown band. It breeds in southern Europe, North Africa, southern Asia, and southern and eastern Africa including Madagascar. Another Old World swift is ...

Google previewHelm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)

by James A. Jobling

This name was not located by the author in Albertus Magnus, although there may be a tenuous connection between the Alpine Swift (long thought to be a kind of swallow Hirundo) and a gull (related to the terns or sea swallows Sterna).

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Geography (1834)

Comprising a Complete Description of the Earth, Physical, Statistical, Civil, and Political ... by Hugh Murray

Alpine Swift. White-collared Flycatcher. southern Shrike. Italian Shrike. – rutilus.* Woodchat. Merula cyanea. Blue Thrush. saxatilis. Rock Thrush urruca turdoides Sn. Thrush Sedgebird. c Sylvia ignicapilla. Sylvia {o}. Sylvia melanoc so Luth.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chrisholm

which is frequently seen at the summits even of the loftiest mountains, the alpine swift (Cypselus melba), the wallcreeper (Tichodroma ...

Google previewA Comprehensive Dictionary of the Bible ... (1888)

by William Smith

is common, and the splendid alpine swift (Cypselus j ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Bible Dictionary (1908)

by William Coleman Piercy

the larger Alpine swift (C. melba) is common ...

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