Common Swift

The yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) is a passerine bird in the bunting family that is native to Eurasia and has been introduced to New Zealand and Australia. Most European birds remain in the breeding range year-round, but the eastern subspecies is partially migratory, with much of the population wintering further south. The male yellowhammer has a bright yellow head, streaked brown back, chestnut rump and yellow underparts.



Common name: Common Swift
Hebrew name:   סיס חומות
Latin Name: Apus apus
Length: 42 cm
Diet: Insects
Habitat: Human settlements , feeds over all habitats
Common location: Tel Aviv.
Notes: Very common passage migrant and breeding summer visitor