Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Pacific Swift Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Apus pacificus
Family : Apodidae
Order : Apodiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Fork-tailed Swift, Large White-rumped Swift
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Pacific Swift is a small blackish-brown bird with a scally belly, long wings and forked tail (adult bird length approximately 15 cm, wing 15.3 cm, bill 0.7 cm, tarsus 1 cm, tail 6.8 cm). It has black bill and deeply forked tail. It feeds on flying termites and other insects in the air. Its flight is fast and graceful.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Fernand DEROUSSEN(www.xeno-canto.org/Fernand DEROUSSEN), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.