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.