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The Pacific swift (Apus pacificus) belongs to the family Apodidae under the order Apodiformes.

The genus Apus contains twenty extant species and four fossil species. The Apus spp. are the fastest of birds. They can cruise at a maximum speed of 112 km per hour. It is estimated that these species can cover above 200,000 km. in a year.

These birds have large wingtip bones. They can alter the shape and area of their wings to drive maximum efficiency in flight. Their ability to rotate their wings from the base makes the wing to remain rigid and fully extended.

They are able to deriving power on both upstroke and downstroke, increasing control and maneuverability in air.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Apus pacificus
Species:A. pacificus
Genus:Apus
Subfamily:-
Family:Apodidae
Order:Apodiformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
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Pictures
Pacific Swift - Apus pacificus
1.Picture of Pacific Swift - Apus pacificus by ozma

Pacific Swift - Apus pacificus
2.Picture of Pacific Swift by ozma

Apus pacificus
3.Picture of Pacific Swift (Apus pacificus) by ozma

Apus pacificus
4.Picture of Pacific Swift - Apus pacificus by Sergey Yeliseev

Apus pacificus
5.Picture of Pacific Swift by Sergey Yeliseev

Apus pacificus
6.Picture of Pacific Swift (Apus pacificus) by Sergey Yeliseev

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1.Picture source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Apus_pacificus_-Japan_-flying-8_(2).jpg (cropped)
Author: ozma | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 4/25/17
2.Picture source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apus_pacificus_-Japan_-flying-8_(1).jpg (cropped)
Author: ozma | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 4/25/17
3.Picture source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Apus_pacificus_-Japan_-flying-8.jpg (cropped)
Author: ozma | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 4/25/17
4.Picture source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/yeliseev/7857504716/
Author: Sergey Yeliseev | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 as on 4/26/17
5.Picture source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/yeliseev/7857504350/
Author: Sergey Yeliseev | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 as on 4/26/17
6.Picture source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/yeliseev/7857504556/
Author: Sergey Yeliseev | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 as on 4/26/17
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