swifts


swifts
   Because of their perpetual rapid flight and shrill cries, swifts were regarded as evil birds, demonic counterparts to the benevolent martin and swallow; in some counties they were called 'Devil birds' or 'screech devils'. In Leicestershire, they were identified with the *Seven Whistlers (Swainson, 1885: 95).

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