It can be recognised by its typical sickle shape and its dark plumage. It leaves the archipelago in Autumn and spends winter in the Sahel desert.
Scientific name : Apus pallidus
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The pallid swift cannot land on the ground or on a branch. If it does, it cannot fly off again. It mainly lives in the air: it feeds, drinks and sleeps and can even mate whilst flying. It only lands next to its nest or sites inspected for nest-making.