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

Pallid Swift - Apus pallidus (Shelley, 1870)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Secure
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 177 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
Natura 2000 species code A227

Distribution

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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

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
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Secure
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
CY5000004 Cyprus ETHNIKO DASIKO PARKO TROODOUS Map
ES0000069 Spain Embalse de Cornalvo y Sierra Bermeja Map
ES0000072 Spain Sierra Grande de Hornachos Map
ES0000073 Spain Costa Brava de Mallorca Map
ES0000074 Spain Cap de cala Figuera Map
ES0000078 Spain Es Vedrà - Es Vedranell Map
ES0000081 Spain Cap Enderrocat - Cap Blanc Map
ES0000082 Spain Tagomago Map
ES0000084 Spain Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera Map
ES0000145 Spain Mondragó Map
ES0000173 Spain Sierra Espuña Map
ES0000186 Spain Pinares del Bajo Alberche - ZEPA Map
ES0000197 Spain Acantilados del Monte Hacho Map
ES0000200 Spain Isla Grosa Map
ES0000202 Spain Campo de Azaba - ZEPA Map
ES0000218 Spain Campo de Argañán - ZEPA Map
ES0000221 Spain Sa Dragonera Map
ES0000222 Spain La Trapa Map
ES0000229 Spain Costa Nord de Ciutadella Map
ES0000230 Spain La Vall Map
ES0000231 Spain Dels Alocs a Fornells Map
ES0000234 Spain S'Albufera des Grau Map
ES0000261 Spain Almenara-Moreras-Cabo Cope Map
ES0000268 Spain Saladares del Guadalentín Map
ES0000269 Spain Monte El Valle y Sierras de Altaona y Escalona Map
ES0000328 Spain Embalse de Montijo Map
ES0000331 Spain Colonias de Cernícalo Primilla de Almendralejo Map
ES0000334 Spain Sierras Centrales y Embalse de Alange Map
ES0000369 Spain Llanos de Alcantara y Brozas Map
ES0000393 Spain Azud de Badajoz Map
ES0000401 Spain Colonias de Cernícalo Primilla de Acedera Map
ES0000402 Spain Colonias de Cernícalo Primilla de Trujillo Map
ES0000422 Spain Colonias de Cernícalo Primilla de la Ciudad Monumental de Cáceres Map
ES0000430 Spain Colonias de Cernícalo Primilla de Alburquerque Map
ES0000432 Spain Colonias de Cernícalo Primilla de Rivera del Fresno Map
ES0000434 Spain Canchos de Ramiro y Ladronera Map
ES4110002 Spain Sierra de Gredos Map
ES4150005 Spain Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia -ZEPA Map
ES4150006 Spain Candelario - ZEPA Map
ES4310004 Spain Dehesas de Jerez Map
ES5310023 Spain Illots de Ponent d'Eivissa Map
ES6310001 Spain Calamocarro-Benzú Map
GR1150001 Greece DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS KAI NISOS THASOPOULA Map
GR1250001 Greece OROS OLYMPOS Map
GR1260008 Greece TECHNITI LIMNI KERKINIS - OROS KROUSIA Map
GR2110004 Greece AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, LIMNOTHALASSA KATAFOURKO KAI KORAKONISIA Map
GR2210004 Greece NISIDES STAMFANI KAI ARPYIA (STROFADES) KAI THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR2410002 Greece OROS PARNASSOS Map
GR2440007 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS OITIS - KOILADA ASOPOU Map
GR4210003 Greece VOREIA KARPATHOS KAI SARIA KAI PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR4210016 Greece NISOS LEIPSOI (DYTIKO TMIMA) KAI NISIDES: FRAGKOS, MAKRONISI, PILAFI, KAPARI, KALAPODIA, MEGALO ASPRONISI, MAKRY ASPRONISI, KOULOURA, NOTIA ASPRA, SARAKINA, PIATO, PSOMOS, STAVRI, LIRA, ARETHOUSA, MANOLI Map
GR4210017 Greece VOREIODYTIKO TMIMA ARKION KAI NISIDES: AGRELOUSA, STRONGYLI, SPALATHI, SMINERO, TSOUKA, TSOUKAKI, PSATHONISI, KALOVOLOS, MAKRONISI, AVAPTISTOS, KOMAROS Map
IT1160058 Italy Gruppo del Monviso e Bosco dell'Alevè Map
IT1330620 Italy Pian della Badia (Tiglieto) Map
IT1331578 Italy Beigua - Turchino Map
IT2020003 Italy Palude di Albate Map
IT20B0009 Italy Valli del Mincio Map
IT5160007 Italy Isola di Capraia - area terrestre e marina Map
IT5160011 Italy Isole di Cerboli e Palmaiola Map
IT5160012 Italy Monte Capanne e promontorio dell'Enfola Map
IT5160013 Italy Isola di Pianosa - area terrestre e marina Map
IT51A0023 Italy Isola del Giglio Map
IT51A0024 Italy Isola di Giannutri - area terrestre e marina Map
IT51A0025 Italy Monte Argentario, Isolotto di Porto Ercole e Argentarola Map
IT51A0035 Italy Isolotti grossetani dell'Arcipelago Toscano Map
IT6040043 Italy Monti Ausoni e Aurunci Map
IT9220055 Italy Bosco Pantano di Policoro e Costa Ionica Foce Sinni Map
IT9220135 Italy Gravine di Matera Map
ITA010017 Italy Capo San Vito, Monte Monaco, Zingaro, Faraglioni Scopello, Monte Sparacio Map
ITA010019 Italy Isola di Pantelleria: Montagna Grande e Monte Gibele Map
ITA010020 Italy Isola di Pantelleria - Area Costiera, Falesie e Bagno dell'Acqua Map
ITA020010 Italy Isola di Ustica Map
ITA040001 Italy Isola di Linosa Map
ITA040002 Italy Isola di Lampedusa e Lampione Map
ITA050001 Italy Biviere e Macconi di Gela Map
MT0000006 Malta Is-Simar (limiti ta' San Pawl il-Bahar) Map
MT0000015 Malta L-Inhawi tal-Ghadira Map
PTMAD0001 Portugal Laurissilva da Madeira Map
PTMAD0003 Portugal Ponta de S. Lourenço Map
PTMAD0006 Portugal Moledos - Madalena do Mar Map
PTZPE0009 Portugal Ilhas Berlengas Map
PTZPE0017 Portugal Ria Formosa Map
PTZPE0018 Portugal Sapais de Castro Marim Map
PTZPE0042 Portugal Tejo Internacional, Erges e Pônsul Map
PTZPE0050 Portugal Cabo Espichel Map
IT1345005 Italy Portovenere - Riomaggiore - S. Benedetto Map
IT9210160 Italy Isola di S. Ianni e Costa Prospiciente Map
ES6200004 Spain Sierras y Vega Alta del Segura y Ríos Alhárabe y Moratalla Map
ITA020006 Italy Capo Gallo Map
IT1324908 Italy Isola Gallinara Map
CY6000004 Cyprus DASOS STAVROVOUNIOU Map
PTCON0010 Portugal Arrábida / Espichel Map
ITA020038 Italy Sugherete di Contrada Serradaino Map
IT9310040 Italy Montegiordano Marina Map
IT9310034 Italy Isola di Dino Map
ITA040013 Italy Arcipelago delle Pelagie - area marina e terrestre Map
ITA020015 Italy Complesso Calanchivo di Castellana Sicula Map
ITA020004 Italy Monte S. Salvatore, Monte Catarineci, Vallone Mandarini, ambienti umidi Map
IT3341002 Italy Aree Carsiche della Venezia Giulia Map
IT6040009 Italy Monte S. Angelo Map
ITA050012 Italy Torre Manfria, Biviere e Piana di Gela Map
IT20B0501 Italy Viadana, Portiolo, San Benedetto Po e Ostiglia Map
ITA020003 Italy Boschi di San Mauro Castelverde Map
IT1345103 Italy Isole Tino - Tinetto Map
IT6040026 Italy Monte Petrella (area sommitale) Map
ES6310002 Spain Zona marítimo-terrestre del Monte Hacho Map
IT1180028 Italy Fiume Po - tratto vercellese alessandrino Map
IT9220095 Italy Costa Ionica Foce Cavone Map
ES6200014 Spain Saladares del Guadalentín Map
IT9330184 Italy Scogliera di Staletti Map
IT9210155 Italy Marina di Castrocucco Map
ES6320002 Spain Barranco del Nano Map
ES4320071 Spain Ríos Alagon y Jerte Map
IT5160102 Italy Elba orientale Map
IT9210015 Italy Acquafredda di Maratea Map
IT8020007 Italy Camposauro Map
ITA020026 Italy Monte Pizzuta, Costa del Carpineto, Moarda Map
IT5160009 Italy Promontorio di Piombino e Monte Massoncello Map
IT1343415 Italy Guaitarola Map
IT1345109 Italy Montemarcello Map
ITA020009 Italy Cala Rossa e Capo Rama Map
ITA010029 Italy Monte Cofano, Capo San Vito e Monte Sparagio Map
CY2000008 Cyprus KOILADA KEDRON - KAMPOS Map
ES6200019 Spain Sierra del Gavilán Map
IT20A0016 Italy Spiaggioni di Spinadesco Map
IT6050026 Italy Parete del Monte Fammera Map
IT8020008 Italy Massiccio del Taburno Map
ITA020050 Italy Parco delle Madonie Map
ITA010015 Italy Complesso Monti di Castellammare del Golfo (TP) Map
ES6200017 Spain Sierra de Villafuerte Map
ITA040009 Italy Monte San Calogero (Sciacca) Map
ITA020014 Italy Monte Pellegrino Map
CY2000004 Cyprus DASOS MACHAIRA Map
IT1323201 Italy Finalese - Capo Noli Map
CY2000005 Cyprus MADARI - PAPOUTSA Map
CY2000006 Cyprus DASOS PAFOU Map
IT1323202 Italy Isola Bergeggi - Punta Predani Map
ITA020019 Italy Rupi di Catalfano e Capo Zafferano Map
IT9220090 Italy Costa Ionica Foce Bradano Map
PTCON0008 Portugal Sintra / Cascais Map
IT3340006 Italy Carso Triestino e Goriziano Map
ITA050009 Italy Rupe di Marianopoli Map
IT1332603 Italy Parco di Portofino Map
IT20B0017 Italy Ansa e Valli del Mincio Map
ITA020002 Italy Boschi di Gibilmanna e Cefalù Map
CY4000013 Cyprus FAROS KATO PAFOU Map
IT5160006 Italy Isola di Capraia - area terrestre e marina Map
IT6040027 Italy Monte Redentore (versante sud) Map
IT1345104 Italy Isola Palmaria Map
IT6040016 Italy Promontorio del Circeo (Quarto Caldo) Map
ITA020045 Italy Rocca di Sciara Map
IT6040017 Italy Promontorio del Circeo (Quarto Freddo) Map
ES6200011 Spain Sierra de las Moreras Map
ES6200007 Spain Islas e Islotes del Litoral Mediterráneo Map
MT0000027 Malta Rdumijiet ta' Ghawdex: Ta' Cenc Map
IT6030035 Italy Monte Guadagnolo Map
ITA010030 Italy Isola di Pantelleria e area marina circostante Map
IT9210265 Italy Valle del Noce Map
PTCON0013 Portugal Ria Formosa / Castro Marim Map
CY4000012 Cyprus PERIOCHI STAYROS TIS PSOKAS - KARKAVAS Map
ES5310113 Spain La Vall Map
ES4320001 Spain Canchos de Ramiro Map
IT9210150 Italy Monte Coccovello - Monte Crivo - Monte Crive Map
UKGIB0001 United Kingdom Rock of Gibraltar Map
CY2000015 Cyprus VOUNOKORFES MADARIS - PAPOUTSAS Map
CY4000010 Cyprus CHERSONISOS AKAMA Map
CY4000023 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS CHERSONISOS AKAMA Map
ES5310127 Spain Costa Brava de Tramuntana Map
ES5310128 Spain Cap Enderrocat i cap Blanc Map
ES0000533 Spain Colonias de Cernícalo Primilla de Jerez de los Caballeros Map
ES0000534 Spain Colonias de Cernícalo Primilla y El Cachón de Plasencia Map
ES0000537 Spain Lagunas de Campotejar Map
ES0000536 Spain Lagunas de las Moreras Map
PTMAD0015 Portugal Pico do Facho Map
PTMAD0014 Portugal Machico Map
PTZPE0064 Portugal Ponta de S. Lourenço Map
IT9120012 Italy Scoglio dell'Eremita Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Andorinhão-pálido Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Blek tornseglare Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Fahlsegler German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Halvány sarlósfecske Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Jerzyk blady Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Martinet pâle French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pallid Swift English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rondone pallido Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vaaleakiitäjä Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vale Gierzwaluw Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vencejo Pálido Spanish 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:07960 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.

13 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Albania 500/1000 (pairs) 2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Bulgaria 800/1300 (pairs) 1996-2002 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Croatia 1000/5000 (pairs) 2002 Breeding 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) 2003-12-31
Cyprus 100/1500 (pairs) 1994-2002 Breeding 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) 2003-12-31
France 1500/2500 (pairs) 2000-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Greece 1000/3000 (pairs) 1995-2000 Breeding 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) 2003-12-31
Italy 5000/10000 (pairs) 2003 Breeding 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) 2003-12-31
Portugal 5000/20000 (pairs) 2002 Breeding 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) 2003-12-31
Serbia and Montenegro 200/400 (pairs) 1990-2002 Breeding 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) 2003-12-31
Spain 20000/99999 (pairs) 1998-2002 Breeding 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) 2003-12-31
Switzerland 11/20 (pairs) 1993-1996 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Turkey 1000/10000 (pairs) 2001 Breeding 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) 2003-12-31
United Kingdom - Gibraltar 2500/3000 (pairs) 2000 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
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.

13 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Albania 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Bulgaria 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing : 80 % Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Croatia 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 30% to 49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Cyprus 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
France 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Greece 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Italy 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Portugal 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Serbia and Montenegro 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 10% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Spain 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Switzerland 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% 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
Turkey 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
United Kingdom - Gibraltar 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% 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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