Apus pallidus berliozi
Recent molecular phylogeny#R placed this species in a clade with A. niansae, A. bradfieldi, A. barbatus, A. unicolor, A. alexandri, A. pallidus and A. apus. Has been thought to be closest to A. bradfieldi, A. barbatus and A. pallidus. Birds breeding in SE Somalia (Hal Hambo) are apparently intermediate between nominate and race bensoni. Birds collected in summer in S Arabia, and previously identified as A. apus pekinensis or A. pallidus, recently shown to be of present species and probably of race bensoni#R. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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