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Volontsevich, A.A. (2003): Phenology of spring and autumn migration of Common Swift Apus apus in Khar'kov (Russian). [Fenologiya vesenney i osenney migratsii chernogo strizha Apus apus v gorode Khar'kove] in: Birds of the Seversky Donets water catchment area [Ptitsy basseyna Severskogo Dontsa] 08: 42-43

(APUSlist No. 5644)





The Common Swift is a common breeding bird in Khar'kov. It builds nests in holes in walls and under roofs.

Observations were made in the central part and in the north-eastern part of Khar'kov from 1992 to 2001. In the center, there are 5 and 7 storey buildings, in the NE part there are newer 9 and 16 storey buildings.

In some years the majority of Swifts leave immediately after rainy, cloudy days in mid August, as for example during 1993 and 1996.

 APUSlife 2015, No. 5646
ISSN 1438-2261