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bradfield's swift

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Bradfield's swift (Apus bradfieldi) is named after RD Bradfield (1882-1949) a Namibian farmer who lived in 'Quickborn' farm in the Okahandja District. He collected mammal and bird specimens. Frequents rocky hills, gorges, cliffs, arid habitats including open savannah and deserts.

Distribution: Widespread in Namibia especially central Windhoek, northern Namib Desert regions, Epupa Falls, Orange River, Etosha National Park.

Diet: Eats aerial insects caught in flight such as honeybees.

Description: Pale brown upperparts, black bill and dark brown eyes, legs and feet black.

Breeding: Colonial nesters with up to 30 birds per nest, a thick half-cup built from local plant material including grass, leaves, straw and twigs and small feathers. Only 2 eggs are laid between August and May.

Size: 18cm. Weight: 42g.

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