long pointed wings; tail like needlenose pliers (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

African Palm Swift
Cypsiurus parvus

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a sombre-plumaged aerial feeder with scythe-like wings, extremely rapid flight, and a distinctively forked pointy-tail silhouette.

scythe-shaped wings; long pointy tail (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

the tail is forked into two fine lines, as seen here (South Africa; 2007-06-30)