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Common Swift Apus apus
 
Identification: All dark with pale throat. Long thin wings and forked tail without tail streamers. Wings held striaght for most of its' life, only sickle-shaped when in screaming parties or chasing each other.
Information: Distribution: common summer visitor throughout the British Isles.
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