Category: Apodidae

Ultrastructure of the spermatozoon of Apus apus (Linnaeus1758), the common swift (Aves; Apodiformes; Apodidae), withphylogenetic implications

Common Swift (Apus apus) Science Article 4 abstract The spermatozoon of Apus apus is typical of non-passerines in many respects. Features shared with palaeognaths and the Galloanserae are the conical acrosome, shorter than the nucleus Barrie G. M. Jamieson and Sandro Tripepi, Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 86: 239-244 (October 2005) Download article download full text (pdf)

Annahme von Nisthilfen durch den Mauersegler (Apus apus) in Berlin

Common Swift (Apus apus) Science Article 3 abstract We present results of the inspection of 1915 nest boxes for Common Swifts in Berlin in 2002. The aim of the studyis to determine factors influencing acceptance of artificial nest boxes. Two significant influences were thedistance of nest boxes from the original breeding grounds and the structure […]

The Winter Range of the Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) Science Article 1 abstract In identifying birds for cataloging, I have discovered that we have in the American Museum three Middle American specimens of the Chimney Swift, and as a contribution to our knowledge of the ‘Winter’ range of this species. FRANK M. CHAPMAN, Auk, Vol. 48 Download article download full […]

Foliage-gleaning by Chimney Swifts (Chaetura pelagica)

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) Science Article 2 abstract Apparent gleaning of insects from leaves has been reported in Chimney Swifts by Fischer (New York Mus. Sci. Serv. Bull., No. 336: 1, 1958) and in Short-tailed Swifts (C. brachyura) by Collins (Bull. Florida State Mus., 11: 257, 1968). William G. George, Auk, Vol. 88 Download article […]

Additive effects of ectoparasites over reproductive attempts in the long-lived alpine swift

Alpine Swift (Apus melba) Science Article 7 abstract Parasitism is a non-negligible cost of reproduction in wild organisms, and hosts are selected to partition resources optimally between current and future reproduction. While parents can compensate for the cost of parasitism by increasing their current reproductive investment, such change in resource allocation is expected to carry-over […]