612. Cypselus murinus

612. PALLID SWIFT.
CYPSELUS MURINUS.
Cypselus murinus Brehm, Vogelfang, p. 46 (1855) ; (Hartert) Cat. B. Br. Mus. xvi. p. 446 ; C. pallidus, Shelley, Ibis, 1870, p. 445 ; Dresser, iv. p. 597, pl. 268.
Andorinho Africano, Portug. ; Avion, Span
ad. (Spain). Differs from C. apus in being dull soft mouse grey in colour, rather paler on the forehead, and darker on the wings and tail ; chin and upper throat whitish grey ; a black spot in front of the eye ; bill black ; feet purplish brown ; iris brown. Culmen 0.3, gape 0.65, wing 6.4, tail 2.7, tarsus 0.45 inch.
Hab. Madeira and Canaries ; southern Spain, and some of the Mediterranean Islands ; north Africa, east to the Persian Gulf and Sind ; in winter as far south as Damaraland. Does not differ from C. apus in habits or nidification.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
612. Cypselus murinus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
612
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
428
Common name: 
Pallid Swift
M_ID: 
22466
M_CN: 
Brown-bellied Swallow
M_SN: 
Notiochelidon murina
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10617

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