Common Swift

Apus apus

Order

APODIFORMES

Family

Swifts (Apodidae)

Code 4

COSW

Code 6

APUAPU

ITIS

HEAD

Common Swift Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Brown-black
  • Forehead Color: Brown-black
  • Nape Color: Brown-black
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Common Swift Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 15-18 cm (6-7 in)
  • Weight: 37 g (1.3 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Brown-black
  • Upperparts: Brown-black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Common Swift Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Frantic beats of the wings followed by glides against the wind
  • Wingspan Range: 41-48 cm (16-19 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Forked Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Brown-black
  • Under Tail: Brown-black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X