Bradfield's swift

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Bradfield's swift
Apus bradfieldi -Pofadder, Northern Cape, South Africa -flying-8.jpg
Flying in Northern Cape, South Africa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Bucerotiformes
Family: Bucerotidae
Genus: Tockus
T. bradfieldi
Binomial name
Tockus bradfieldi
(Roberts, 1926)

The Bradfield's swift (Apus bradfieldi) is a species of swift in the family Apodidae.

It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.

The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the South African naturalist R. D. Bradfield (1882–1949).[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Apus bradfieldi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 63.

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