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The common swift (Apus apus) belongs to the family Apodidae under the order Apodiformes.

Anders Hedenström et al from Department of Biology, Centre for Animal Movement Research, Lund University, Ecology Building, 22362 Lund, Sweden, in their research paper "Annual 10-Month Aerial Life Phase in the Common Swift Apus apus" have brought to light several astonishing facts about the species Apus apus.

It is a known fact that Apus apus is a highly aerial bird, spending much of its life on the wing. These species eat, drink, sleep, and even mate while flying. Only for nesting they are required to land on vertical perches. The juveniles may roost for short periods.

The non-breeding birds stay airborne while the nesting birds construct nests, lay eggs and raise the young.


The entire wintering migration to sub-Saharan Africa and their stay during the winter is on the wings. No roosting sites of these species have been found in sub-Saharan Africa.
Common swift (Apus apus)
1.Common swift (Apus apus) Picture by Jürgen Howaldt

Common swift (Apus apus)
2.by pau.artigas

Common swift (Apus apus)
3.by Maureen Barlin

Common swift (Apus apus)
4.by Finch

(Apus apus)
5.by Finch

Common swift (Apus apus)
6.Picture by Pepp.cristiano

Common swift (Apus apus)
7.Picture by Tony Morris

(Apus apus)
8.Picture by Захаровсергеевич

(Apus apus)
9.Common swift picture by Billy Lindblom

 (Apus apus)
10.Common swift Picture by Finch

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1.Picture source: https://wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mauersegler_(Apus_apus).jpg (cropped)
Author: Jürgen Howaldt | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 DE
2.Picture source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/paussus/4560391937/in/photostream/ (cropped)
Author: pau.artigas | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 4/8/17
3.Picture source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/maureen_barlin/20127443189/
Author: Maureen Barlin | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 as on 4/6/17
4.Picture source: https://wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Martinet_noir.jpg (cropped)
Author: Finch | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
5.Picture source: https://wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ailes_martinet_noir.jpg (cropped)
Author: : Finch | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
6.Picture source: https://wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rondone2.jpg (cropped)
Author: Pepp.cristiano | License: Public domain
7.Picture source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonymorris/8109972956/ (cropped)
Author: Tony Morris | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 4/8/17
8.Picture source: https://wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%9C%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%B9_%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B62010.JPG (cropped)
Author: Захаровсергеевич | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
9.Picture source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/41502344@N02/4849324523 (cropped)
Author: Billy Lindblom | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 4/8/17
10.Picture source: https://wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Martinet_noir_suspendu.jpg (cropped)
Author: Finch | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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