Swift Species

Swift InformationSwift Species Photo Gallery

Taxonomic species list: Family Apodidae

Tribe Cypseloidini

Tribe Collocaliiniswiftlets

Tribe Chaeturini – needletails

Tribe Apodini – typical swifts

  • Genus Panyptila
  • Genus Cypsiurus (2 species)
  • Genus Apus (some 17 species) Known fossil species are:
    • Apus gaillardi (Middle/Late Miocene of La Grive-St.-Alban, France)
    • Apus wetmorei (Early – Late Pliocene? of SC and SE Europe)
    • Apus baranensis (Late Pliocene of SE Europe)
    • Apus submelba (Middle Pleistocene of Slovakia).
Photo of author

Team Beauty of Birds

Beautyofbirds.com's team of experts includes veterinarians, biologists, environmentalists and active bird watchers. All put together, we have over half a century of experience in the birding space.

You can meet our team here.