Bradfield's Swift (Apus bradfieldi) - HBW 5, p. 454
French: Martinet de Bradfield
Spanish: Vencejo de Namibia
Taxonomy: Micropus bradfieldi Roberts, 1926, Namibia.
Forms superspecies with A. pallidus, A. barbatus and A. berliozi. It has been suggested that resemblance to Tachymarptis aequatorialis may be more than superficial, hinting at closer alliance between these forms, which were formerly considered conspecific. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- bradfieldi (Roberts, 1926) - SW Angola and Namibia.
- deserticola Brooke, 1970 - N Cape (South Africa).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Couple of birds in flight, followed by slowed down, zoomed in shot. Locality Waterberg Plateau, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia (ssp bradfieldi)
mark sutton 30 July 2010 4 years ago 49 sec 2
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