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Common Swift
Apus apus (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
  Apus

Scientific:
  Apus apus

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.192

Protonym:
  Hirundo Apus

Avibase ID:
  4E6EF3F983079D73

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 178010

Geographic range:

  • Apus apus apus: W Palearctic east to Lake Baikal and Iran; winters to s Africa
  • Apus apus pekinensis: Iran to Himalayas, Mongolia and n China; winters to s Africa
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Common Swift
Czech:
  rorýs obecný
German:
  Mauersegler
Danish:
  Mursejler
Spanish:
  Vencejo Común
Finnish:
  tervapääsky
French:
  Martinet noir
Icelandic:
  Múrsvölungur
Italian:
  Rondone comune
Japanese:
  yo-roppaamatsubame
Japanese:
  ヨーロッパアマツバメ
Dutch:
  Gierzwaluw
Norwegian:
  Tårnseiler
Polish:
  jerzyk
Portuguese:
  Andorinhão-preto
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Bacurau
Russian:
  Чёрный стриж
Slovak:
  dážďovník obyčajný
Swedish:
  tornseglare
Chinese:
  雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Swift ( Apus apus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Martinet noir ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Martinet noir ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Eurasian Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Eurasian Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
James Lee Peters:
    Apus apus
James Lee Peters (original):
    Apus apus [version 2]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Apus apus [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Common Swift ( Apus apus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Apus apus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Apus apus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Apus [apus or unicolor] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Europese Windswael
Arabic: السمامة, السمامة رقيعي، خطاف, السمّامة
Asturian: Andarón
Azerbaijani: Qara uzunqanad
Belarusian: Чорны свіргуль
Bulgarian: Черен бързолет
Breton: Ar glaouer du, Glaouaer, Gwennili zu, Morian
Catalan: Falciot negre, Falzia, Saboc
Catalan (Balears): Falzia
Valencian: Saboc
Czech: Rorýs obecný
Welsh: Aderyn du'r llan, Aderyn yr eglys, Asgell hir, Asgell-hir, Deryn du'r llan, Gwennol ddu, Gwrach yr ellyll, Marthin ddu, Sgilpen, Y biwita, Y folwen
Danish: Mursejler
German: Mauersegler, Meuersegler
Greek: (Κοινή) Σταχτάρα, Πετροχελίδονο, Σταχτάρα
Greek (Cypriot): Πετροχελίδονο
English: Common Swift, Eurasian Swift, European Swift, Northern Swift, Swift
English (Kenya): Common Swift
Esperanto: apuso
Spanish: Vencejo Comun, Vencejo Común
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo Común
Estonian: Piiritaja, piiritaja (piirpääsuke), Piiritaja e. piirpääsuke, piirpääsuke
Basque: Falciot negre, Sorbeltz arrunt, Sorbeltz arrunta
Persian: بادخورک معمولی
Finnish: Tervakirskuja, Tervapääsky
Faroese: Feigdarsveimari, Svala
French: Martinet noir, Martinet noir d'Europe
Frisian: Toerswel
Irish: Gabhlán Gaoithe
Gaelic: Gobhlan Mòr
Galician: Cirrio, cirrio común, Falciot negre, Noitebra
Manx: Gollan mooar, Gollan ny Greg
Hebrew: סיס חומות
Croatian: Ciopa, Čiopa, Crna čiopa
Hungarian: Sarlósfecske
Armenian: [Sev Mangaghatev ], Սև Մանգաղա և, Սև Մանգաղաթև
Icelandic: Múrsvölungur
Italian: Rondone, Rondone comune, Rondone eurasiatico
Japanese: yoaroppaamatsubame, yōroppa ama-tsubame, yo-roppaamatsubame, Youroppa ama-tsubame
Japanese: ヨアロッパアマツバメ, ヨーロッパアマツバメ
Japanese (Kanji): ヨーロッパ雨燕
Georgian: ნამგალა
Khakas: Тигiр харачхайы
Kazakh: Ешкіемер, Қара сұрқарлығаш
Kazakh (Transliteration): qara sur-qarlığaş
Korean: 서양칼새 / 검은등칼새
Cornish: Gwennol dhu
Latin: Apus apus, Hirundo Apus
Luxembourgish: Leeëndecker
Lithuanian: Čiurlys, Juodasis ciurlys, Juodasis čiurlys, Spāris, Štaras, Svirulys
Latvian: Bezdelīga, Melnā svīre , Svīre
Macedonian: Мала (Обична) пишталка
Malayalam: മലങ്കൂളൻ
Mongolian: Хурын ураацай
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠬᠣᠷ᠎ᠠ ᠣᠷᠠᠴᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia):  ᠣᠷᠠᠴᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Ураацай, Хурын ураацай, Цамхагийн ураацай
Mongolian (Transliteration): khurin uraatsai, khuriŋ uraatsai, tsamkhagiŋ uraatsai, uraatsai
Maltese: Rundun
Dutch: Gierzwaluw
Norwegian: Fjellsulu, Kjærksolo, Tårnseiler, Tårnsvale
Polish: jerzyk, jerzyk (zwyczajny), Jerzyk zwyczajny, Lelek egipski
Pinyin: lóu-yàn, pǔtōng lóu-yàn, yǔ-yàn
Portuguese: andorinhão preto, Andorinhão-preto, Andorinhão-preto-europeu, Bacurau
Portuguese (Brazil): Bacurau
Portuguese (Portugal): Andorinhão-preto
Romansh: Randurel pitschen
Romanian: Drepnea neagră
Russian: Chyorny Strizh, Стриж, Стриж обыкновенный, Стриж черный, Черный стриж, Чёрный стриж
Scots: Gobhlan mor
Northern Sami: Náhkkesoadjá
Slovak: Dážďovník obyčajný, dážďovník tmavý
Slovenian: crni hudournik, hudournik
Albanian: Dejka
Serbian: crna ciopa, crna čiopa, crna ciopa (pištara), pištara, Пиштара, Чиопа
Sotho, Southern: Lehaqasi
Swedish: Tornseglare, Tornsvala
Swahili: Teleka wa Ulaya
Tswana: Pêolwane
Turkish: Ebabil, Karasağan, Siyah Sağan, Қара сұрқарлығаш
Tsonga: Nkonjana
Tuvinian: Кара сыйтылаа
Ukrainian: Серпокрилець чорний , Чорний серпокрилець, Чорний стриж
Xhosa: Ihlabankomo
Chinese: [Beijing yu-yan], [he yu-yan], [lou-yan], [Ouzhou yu-yan], [putong lou-yan], [ye-yan], [yu-yan], 北京雨燕, 普通楼燕, 楼燕, 樓燕, 欧洲雨燕, 褐雨燕, 野燕, 雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 普通楼燕, 楼燕, 雨燕
Zulu: iJankomo

 

         

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