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Why we should care about the vanishing of the swifts

It is the most miraculous bird, the ultimate winged messenger, exploring our globe, spending its life on the breeze. Sickle-shaped wings silhouetted against the sky, the swift is the fastest of all birds in level flight and remains entirely airborne for 10 months, or more, feeding, sleeping and mating on the wing. These long-lived creatures can clock up 4 million miles, commuting between English summers and African winters.

The Guardian

Last updated on 07 February 2019

Region: 
Europe
Threats: 
Prey depletion
Agriculture and aquaculture
Climate Change
Species group: 
Birds