Pacific Swift

Apus pacificus

ML32976621


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Isaac Helmericks
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eBird Checklist S31169757
Kuparuk (town)
North Slope, Alaska, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 70.3283, -149.6201 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Found aerial feeding on insects on the West side of CPF1. In feeding it would come right down low to the ground and consistently was within a few feet of me. Large dark Swift with a bold white rump patch. The breast and belly feathers were edged with lighter brown giving it a scaled appearance from below only when viewed closely. Also the face and throat where paler than the rest of the bird. Apparently, this is the first mainland record for AK and only the second for NA after a YT, Canada record.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
330 mm
Shutter speed
1/1000 sec
ISO
1000
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,238KB
Dimensions
2607 x 1761

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