Apus barbatus   African Black Swift  Swartwindswael
African Black Swift
Vista Vistas, Dec 2018

Probably resident but breeding has not been confirmed. Scarce; recorded widely but sparsely across the Waterberg, less frequently in the surrounding thorn savanna (67% in, 33% out; recorded in 26% of the Waterberg pentads); single birds or small groups are mostly to be seen in the vicinity of large cliffs to which this species is tied for breeding and roosting; away from cliffs it is easily overlooked (in summer) for Common Swift.
African Black Swift Waterberg distribution

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