Swift InformationSwift Species Index

Swifts are very difficult to photograph as they are hardly ever seen on the ground or stationary at all, but are usually observed in flight.

Below are images of different swiftl species. Click on any of them to go to the respective species page.

Please also refer to the Swiftlet Photo Gallery


Horus SwiftAfrican PalmswiftAlpine Swift (Tachymarptis melba syn. Apus melba)White-throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus), also known as Needle-tailed Swift or Spine-tailed SwiftMottled SpinetailWhite-collared Swift, Streptoprocne zonarisCommon Swift (Apus apus)African Swift or African Black SwiftChimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus) White-naped Swift (Streptoprocne semicollaris)Silver-backed Needletail Malagasy Spinetail (Zoonavena grandidieri)White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis)Fork-tailed Palm Swift, Tachornis squamataWhite-rumbed swift (Apus caffer)Pacific Swift (Apus pacificus), or Fork-tailed SwiftVaux's Swift, Chaetura vauxiAmerican Black Swift (Cypseloides niger)Brown-backed Needletail (Hirundapus giganteus), or Brown NeedletailLittle Swift


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