Taxon profile


Apus apus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Apodiformes »  family Apodidae - swifts »  genus Apus

Scientific synonyms

Brachyapus apus

Other names

= Common Swift

Least Concern


juvenile animal



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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Crataerina melbae (Rondani, 1879), Crataerina pallida (Olivier in Latreille, 1811) - Swift lousefly

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Apus apus apus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Apus apus apus

subspecies Apus apus pekinensis (Swinhoe, 1870)

Links and literature

EN AOU Checklist of North and Middle American Birds 2013 [], North American Classification Committee (NACC) [as Apus apus]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN ARKive [/common-swift/apus-apus/]

ARKive []
Data retrieved on: 16 December 2010
EN Bird Life 5.1 [1776]

Bird Life [] [as Apus apus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [97070]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Apus apus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Apus apus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Apus apus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN Crochet P.-A., Joynt G.: AERC list of Western Palearctic birds December 2012 [] [as Apus apus]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Apus apus]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013
ES Lilleleht V. , Lõhmus A. (1997): Scientific, Estonian and English names of birds of Europe [] [as Apus apus]
Data retrieved on: 11 July 2010

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