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)
EU Population status
Near threatened
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 29 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
Natura 2000 species code A424


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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
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
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

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

No external data sets available for this species
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