Dark-rumped Swift Apus acuticauda

Family: Apodidae (Swifts)

Authority: (Jerdon, 1864)

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
This poorly known swift qualifies as Vulnerable owing to its very small known population. Discovery of new breeding colonies or identification of possible threats would necessitate a reassessment of its threat status.

Population size: 250-700

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 158,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Apus acuticauda. Downloaded from on 30/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 30/03/2023.