Palm swift

(Zool.) a small swift (Cypselus Batassiensis) which frequents the palmyra and cocoanut palms in India. Its peculiar nest is attached to the leaf of the palmyra palm.

See also: Palm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Pacific Swallows and Asian Palm Swifts cleave the air.
Previous reports of knemidokoptic mange in raptors are scarce and include K mutans in a great-horned owl (Bubo virginianus) (10) and unidentified Knemidokoptes species in a snowy owl (Nyctea scandiaca), (11) a Swainson's hawk (Buteo swainsoni), (12) and in accipiters in Great Britain." To our knowledge, no Micnemidocoptes mite has been found on a raptor previously and the congeneric, M derooi, was only described once in African palm swifts (Cypsiurus parvus) (4) Another golden eagle identified concurrently with this case was infested with the same mite, based on SEM and DNA testing.
Even though morphologic characteristics were similar to M derooi, we are cautious in claiming that the mites we saw in the golden eagles are the same species as those identified in the palm swifts. There is very sparse coverage of DNA sequences from mites from this genus in general, and DNA is not available from the single prior report of this mite.