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The Alpine Swift (Tachymarptis melba) is a member of the family Apodidae which is in the genus Tachymarptis. It is a summer resident, from April to September, in southern Europe as well as parts of western Asia. In addition there are resident populations in Africa and on the Indian sub continent. During the spring and autumn, this large species is a rare but annual overshooting migrant north of its breeding range. In September, it moves south to spend the winter in sub Saharan Africa.
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Alpine Swift (Tachymarptis melba) distribution map
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