Common Swift

Apus apus - Martinet noir

Martinet noir
juvenile
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Apodiformes

  • Family
    :

    Apodidés

  • Genus
    :

    Apus

  • Species
    :

    apus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 17 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 42 à 48 cm.
  • Weight
    : 38 à 45 g
Longevity

21 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Common Swift (Apus apus) is a species of bird in the Apodidae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Apus apus apus (w Europe and n Africa to c Siberia)
  • Apus apus pekinensis (n Iran to n China and Mongolia)

Foreign names

  • Martinet noir,
  • Vencejo Común,
  • Andorinhão-preto-europeu,
  • Mauersegler,
  • Sarlósfecske,
  • Gierzwaluw,
  • Rondone eurasiatico,
  • Tornseglare,
  • Tårnseiler,
  • dážďovník obyčajný,
  • rorýs obecný,
  • Mursejler,
  • tervapääsky,
  • Europese Windswael,
  • falciot negre,
  • Múrsvölungur,
  • jerzyk (zwyczajny),
  • svīre,
  • hudournik,
  • Чёрный стриж,
  • ヨーロッパアマツバメ,
  • 雨燕,
  • 樓燕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Desert : Hot ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Urban Areas

Geographic range

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