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Embourg, Authors' Garden


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 600 mm
Exposure 1/1600, f/8.0, ISO 800 
Image size 600 x 400 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Apodiformes   Family  Apodidae

Deutsch  Mauersegler Dutch  Gierzwaluw
Italian  Rondone eurasiatico Spanish  Vencejo Común


The endurance record on land is held by the Common Swift. It remains airborne for 2-4 years, eating, sleeping, and molting on the wing. Copulation on the wing has been inferred from very close proximity of the two birds, but copulation may occur in the nest .


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Common Swift
Apus apus
Martinet noir

Jean-Michel PAULUS