WHITE-RUMPED SWIFT

Apus caffer

A: Witkruiswindswael

 

A common summer visitor to the subregion. Has a long thin deeply forked tail, often held closed together (often giving one the appearance that the tail is not forked!). It also has a thin white rump. When they open (fan) their tails widely, they are often mistaken for the rather uncommon, but very similar Horus Swift.