613. Cypselus unicolor

613. MADEIRAN SWIFT.
CYPSELUS UNICOLOR.
Cypselus unicolor, Jardine, Edinb. Journ. Nat. and Geogr. Sc. i. p. 242, pl. vi. (1830) ; Dresser, iv. p. 601, pl. 868 ; (Hartert), Oat. B. Br. Mus. xvi. p. 448
Andorhina da terra, in Madeira.
ad. (Madeira). Differs from C. apus in being smaller, having the tail more deeply forked, the chin and throat barely paler than the rest of the under parts, and the latter part slightly barred with dull brownish white. Gape 0.6, wing 5.8, tail 3.1, the outermost feathers 1.05, longer than the middle ones, tarsus 0.4 inch.
Hab. Madeira and the Canary Islands ; a straggler to the (Jape Verde Islands. In general habits it closely resembles C. apus.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
613. Cypselus unicolor
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
613
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
429
Common name: 
Madeiran Swift
M_ID: 
7700
M_CN: 
Asian Palm Swift
M_SN: 
Cypsiurus balasiensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10520

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