del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.
Red List criteria met
Red List history
IUCN Red List criteria met and history
||not a migrant
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be abundant over most of its range (del Hoyo et al. 1999), while national population estimates include: c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs in China; c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs in Taiwan; < c.100 breeding pairs and < c.50 individuals on migration in Korea and c.100-10,000 breeding pairs and c.50-1,000 individuals on migration in Japan (Brazil 2009).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be increasing owing to a range expansion following a similar expansion by its hirundine hosts (del Hoyo et al. 1999).
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Apus nipalensis. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/house-swift-apus-nipalensis on 29/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org on 29/11/2023.