Little Swift


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JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
THREAT CATEGORY
CNEA CAEA LRAE LRVA
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WHERE TO SEE IT
HUELVA SEVILLA CÓRDOBA JAÉN
H-1 SE-1 CO-1 J-1
H-2 SE-2 CO-2 J-2
H-3 SE-3 CO-3 J-3
H-4 SE-4 CO-4 J-4
H-5 SE-5 CO-5 J-5
H-6 SE-6 CO-6 J-6
H-7 SE-7 CO-7 J-7
H-8 SE-8 CO-8 J-8
H-9 SE-9 CO-9 J-9
H-10 SE-10 CO-10 J-10
H-11 SE-11 CO-11 J-11
H-12 SE-12 CO-12 J-12
H-13 SE-13 CO-13 J-13
H-14 SE-14 CO-14 J-14
H-15 SE-15 CO-15 J-15
H-16
H-17
STATUS
Sedentary. 

ABUNDANCE
Very rare (1-3 pairs).

HABITAT
Inhabits a sunny river canyon with steep scrub-clad sides and low crags with some human constructions (bridges and reservoir dam).

 

SEASONAL BEHAVIOUR
Remains on its breeding site all year. 

DISTRIBUTION
At the moment nests only in Guadalbacar canyon in Sierra Morena Sevillana.

COMMENTS
This is one of the Europe’s rarest breeding birds. It is common in built-up areas of Africa and the East. In Spain there are three coastal colonies in Cádiz and this Sierra Morena Sevillana site, the only inland nesting site known to date. The first records date back to 2006 (2 pairs), when adults were ringed together with White-Rumped Swifts; since then between one and three pairs have bred every year.