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Apus pacificus

9 Pacific Swift at West Belconnen Pond

Apus pacificus at West Belconnen Pond - 30 Dec 2019
Apus pacificus at West Belconnen Pond - 30 Dec 2019
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Identification history

Apus pacificus 31 Dec 2019 natureguy
Apus pacificus 30 Dec 2019 Christine
Fork tailed Swift (Apus pacificus) 30 Dec 2019 Roger

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Author's notes

Couldn't make how many birds there were probably only 2, but this is he first time I have seen this species flying low and drinking.

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Christine wrote:
   30 Dec 2019
Great spotting and great photos Roger (I only managed an unidentifiable blurr ;( ) Was great to see, and they are even "swift" at having a drink!
   24 Jan 2021
Very good photos of a fast bird.
KimPullen wrote:
   26 Jan 2021
On a windswept hilltop in South Gippsland decades ago, as a storm approached, I was surrounded by a flock of swifts as they audibly zoomed around me for about 20 minutes. They are wonderful to watch, it was a sublime experience.

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Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at West Belconnen Pond - 12 Jan 2021 by Roger
Rhinotia sparsa (A belid weevil) at West Belconnen Pond - 12 Jan 2021 by Roger
Anax papuensis (Australian Emperor) at West Belconnen Pond - 23 Oct 2020 by Christine
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-neck Turtle) at West Belconnen Pond - 29 Aug 2020 by RodDeb
Poliocephalus poliocephalus (Hoary-headed Grebe) at West Belconnen Pond - 29 Aug 2020 by RodDeb
Spatula rhynchotis (Australasian Shoveler) at West Belconnen Pond - 29 Aug 2020 by RodDeb
Platalea flavipes (Yellow-billed Spoonbill) at West Belconnen Pond - 7 Jan 2020 by Roger
Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at West Belconnen Pond - 1 Jan 2020 by Christine
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at West Belconnen Pond - 1 Jan 2020 by Christine
Austroscolia soror (Blue-winged flower wasp) at West Belconnen Pond - 1 Jan 2020 by Christine
Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at West Belconnen Pond - 4 Nov 2019 by Alison Milton
Platalea regia (Royal Spoonbill) at West Belconnen Pond - 4 Nov 2019 by Alison Milton
Platalea regia (Royal Spoonbill) at West Belconnen Pond - 10 Apr 2018 by Christine
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant) at West Belconnen Pond - 10 Apr 2018 by Christine
Poliocephalus poliocephalus (Hoary-headed Grebe) at West Belconnen Pond - 10 Apr 2018 by Christine
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at West Belconnen Pond - 10 Apr 2018 by Christine
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at West Belconnen Pond - 10 Apr 2018 by Christine
Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at West Belconnen Pond - 10 Apr 2018 by Christine
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail) at West Belconnen Pond - 19 Jan 2018 by JohnBundock
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at West Belconnen Pond - 31 Dec 2017 by Christine

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  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 30 Dec 2019 11:29 AM Recorded on
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