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Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (1987) Distribution and nest-hole selection in the breeding Pallid Swift. Avocetta 11: 57-61. PDF

Boano G. & Cucco M. (1989) Breeding biology of the Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus) in North-Western Italy. Gerfaut 79:133-148. PDF

Malacarne G., Cucco M. & Clemente F. (1989) Nest attendance and feeding rate in Pallid Swift, Apus pallidus, colonies. Riv. ital. Orn. 59: 17-24.

Malacarne G., Palomba I., Griffa M., Castellano S. & Cucco M. (1989) Quantitative analysis of differences in the vocalizations of the Common Swift Apus apus and the Pallid Swift Apus pallidus. Avocetta 13:9-14. PDF

Malacarne G. & Cucco M. (1990) Shifts in sound features of the duetting Pallid Swifts Apus pallidus. Boll. Zool. 57:51-53. PDF

Malacarne G. & Cucco M. (1991) Chick mortality and hatching asynchrony in the Pallid Swifts Apus pallidus. Avocetta 15: 19-24. PDF

Cucco M., Malacarne G., Orecchia G. & Boano G. (1992) Influence of weather condition on Pallid Swift Apus pallidus breeding success. Ecography 15:184-189. PDF

Malacarne G., Cucco M. & Orecchia G. (1992) Nest attendance, parental roles and breeding success in the Pallid Swift. Vogelwarte 36:203-210. PDF

Malacarne G. & Cucco M. (1992) Preferenze alimentari del Rondone pallido, Apus pallidus, in Piemonte (Aves, Apodidae). Riv. Piem. St. Nat. 13: 89-96. PDF

Cucco M., Bryant D.M. & Malacarne G. (1993) Differences in the diet of the Common (Apus apus) and Pallid (A. pallidus) Swifts. Avocetta 17:131-138. PDF

Boano G., Cucco M., Malacarne G. & Orecchia G. (1993) Survival rate and mate fidelity in the Pallid Swift. Avocetta 17: 189-197. PDF

Malacarne G., Cucco M. & Bertolo E. (1994). Sibling competition in asynchronously hatched broods of the Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus). Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 6:293-300. PDF

Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (1995) Increase of parental effort in experimentally enlarged broods of Pallid Swifts. Canadian Journal Zoology 73:1387-1395. PDF

Malacarne G. & Cucco M. (1996) Adattamenti riproduttivi nel rondone pallido. Le Scienze (ed. it. Scientific American) 332, aprile 1996, 76-82. PDF

Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (1996) Effect of food availability on nestling growth and fledging success in manipulated Pallid Swift broods. Journal Zoology London 240: 141-151. PDF

Mazzotto M., Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (1996) Cohabitation et ségrégation chez les Martinets pâle (Apus pallidus) et alpins (Apus melba) en colonies mixtes de la côte méditerrannéenne. Nos Oiseaux 43: 337-344. PDF

Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (1996) Factors affecting egg mass in the Pallid Swift Apus pallidus. Bird Study 43: 314-319. PDF

Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (1996) Reproduction of the Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus) in relation to weather and aerial insect abundance. Ital. J. Zoology 63: 47-253. PDF

Boano G., Pellegrino I. & Cucco M. (2015) Moult and morphometrics of the pallid swift Apus pallidus in northwestern Italy. Ardeola 62: 35-48. doi

Pellegrino I., Cucco M., Harvey J., Liberatore F., Pavia M., Voelker G. & Boano G. (2017) So similar and yet so different: taxonomic status of Pallid swift Apus pallidus and Common swift Apus apus. Bird Study 64:344-352. doi

Boano G., Pellegrino I., Ferri M., Cucco M., Minelli F., Åkesson S. (2020) Climate anomalies affect annual survival rates of swifts wintering in sub‐Saharan Africa. Ecology and Evolution 10: 7916-7928. doi PDF

Boano G. & Cucco M. (2022) Age at first reproduction and longest-lived individuals in the Pallid Swift Apus pallidus. Avocetta 46: 33-39. doi PDF

Boano G., Casola D., Cucco M., Ferri M., Micheloni P., Manica M. & Pellegrino I. (2022) Onset of primary moult in immature and breeding adult Common Swifts Apus apus. Ringing & Migration 37: 116-122. doi

Boano G. & Cucco M. (2022) Rondone pallido Apus pallidus. In: Lardelli R. et al. Atlante degli uccelli nidificanti in Italia. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina. Pagg. 130-131.

Ilahiane L., Colominas-Ciurò R., Bize P., Boano G., Cucco M., Ferri M., Masoero G., Meier C.M., Pavia M., Ramello G., Voelker G. & Pellegrino I. (2023) Molecular investigation on infection by haemosporidians in three Western Palearctic species of swift (Apodidae) and their ectoparasitic louse flies. Parasitology Research 122: 1-8. doi

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