House swift

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House swift
House Swift.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus: Apus
A. nipalensis
Binomial name
Apus nipalensis
(Hodgson, 1837)

The house swift (Apus nipalensis) is a species of swift in the family Apodidae. It is found in Japan, Nepal, and Southeast Asia. It is capable of flying long distances by alternately shutting off hemispheres of their brain in-flight. In May 2012, one was discovered in Ladner, British Columbia, the first known sighting in North America.[2]

It was formerly considered a subspecies of the little swift.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Apus nipalensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
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