Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Apodiformes > Family: Apodidae > Genus: Apus > Species: Apus caffer

White-rumped Swift - Apus caffer (Lichtenstein, 1823)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Breeding habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
Natura 2000 species code A424

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000014 Spain Monfragüe y las Dehesas del Entorno Map
ES0000031 Spain Sierra de Grazalema Map
ES0000049 Spain Los Alcornocales Map
ES0000050 Spain Sierra de Hornachuelos Map
ES0000052 Spain Sierra Pelada y Rivera del Aserrador Map
ES0000053 Spain Sierra Norte Map
ES0000072 Spain Sierra Grande de Hornachos Map
ES0000197 Spain Acantilados del Monte Hacho Map
ES0000334 Spain Sierras Centrales y Embalse de Alange Map
ES0000337 Spain Estrecho Map
ES0000367 Spain La Serena y Sierras Periféricas Map
ES0000407 Spain Nacimiento del Río Gevora Map
ES0000434 Spain Canchos de Ramiro y Ladronera Map
ES4320039 Spain Sierra de las Villuercas y Valle del Guadarranque Map
ES6120008 Spain La Breña y Marismas del Barbate Map
ES6150007 Spain Peñas de Aroche Map
ES6310002 Spain Zona marítimo-terrestre del Monte Hacho Map
ES4320077 Spain Monfragüe Map
ES6170010 Spain Sierras Bermeja y Real Map
ES4310045 Spain Valdecigüeñas Map
ES6160008 Spain Cuencas del Rumblar, Guadalen y Guadalmena Map
ES4320001 Spain Canchos de Ramiro Map
GR1420014 Greece PERIOCHI ELASSONAS Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Andorinhão-cafre Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kaffer sarlósfecske Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kaffergierzwaluw Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kafferikiitäjä Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kaffernsegler German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kafferseglare Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kaffersejler Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Martinet cafre French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rondone cafro Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rorýs kaferský Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vencejo Cafre Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
White-rumped Swift English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:07990 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Population distribution from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

2 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Portugal 1/10 (pairs) 2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Spain 100/150 (pairs) 1998-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Source: BirdLife International

Population trends from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

2 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Portugal 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing but of unknown magnitude Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Spain 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing : 80 % Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Source: BirdLife International
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