September 2002 – vol. 95, issue 9, pp 454–458 The Pallid Swift Apus pallidus found moribund on North Ronaldsay, Orkney, on 26th October 1996 was the first Scottish record, and the ninth for Britain & Ireland since 1958 (Gray 1997, 1998; Rogers et al. 1997). Significantly, as a specimen record, it presented an opportunity to determine the subspecies involved. Geographical variation in Pallid Swift is clinal, and the three subspecies recogn... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.