List of swift species

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These 113 species of swifts are recognized by the International Ornithological Congress (IOC). They are distributed among four tribes and 19 genera.[1][2]

Tribe Cypseloidini

Tribe Collocaliini - swiftlets

  • Genus Hydrochous
  • Genus Schoutedenapus

Tribe Chaeturini - needletails

Tribe Apodini - typical swifts


  1. ^ Gill, F.; Donsker, D.; Rasmussen, P. (January 2021). "IOC World Bird List (v 11.1)". Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  2. ^ Chantler, Phillip; Driessens, Gerard (2000). Swifts: A Guide to the Swifts and Treeswifts of the World. London: Pica Press. pp. 19–20. ISBN 1-873403-83-6.