1070. Cypselus murinus

1070. Cypselus murinus.

The Pale Brown Swift.

Cypselus murinus, Brehm, Vollstand. Vogelfany, p. 46 (1855). Cypselus pallidus, Shelley, Ibis, 1870, p. 445; 1871, p. 47 ; Hume, S. F. vii, p. 365; viii, p. 411; id. Cat. no. 99 ter. Micropus murinus (subsp. of M. apus), Hartert, Cat. M. xvi, p. 446.

Similar to C. apus, but distinctly paler; greyish brown (mouse-brown) almost throughout; the white throat more extended and passing more into the brown on its edges. On the abdomen the dark subterminal bands and whitish edges of the feathers appear persistent at all ages. Wing 6.5 to 6.7, or a little shorter than in C. apus.

Distribution. The. desert region; Northern Africa (and occasionally Southern Europe) and South-western Asia. This species is probably non-migratory, and has been obtained in Sind and Baluchistan.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
1070. Cypselus murinus
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
1070
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
166
Common name: 
Pale Brown Swift
M_ID: 
22466
M_CN: 
Brown-bellied Swallow
M_SN: 
Notiochelidon murina
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
1490

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