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Alpine swift

The Alpine swift in Spain is a summer visitor (Mar-Oct). Winters in Subsaharan Africa. Found chiefy in east, particularly in Catalonia, where it seems to be increasing. Not common. 5,000-10,000 pairs. Breeds in Melilla.

The Alpine swift is the largest swift in Spain. Photo by Stephen Daly of Andalucianguides

Translation: Alpine swift : vencejo real (Cast): ballester (Cat): Apus melba

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