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Apus pallidus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AVES CAPRIMULGIFORMES APODIDAE

Scientific Name: Apus pallidus
Species Authority: (Shelley, 1855)
Common Name(s):
English Pallid Swift
French Martinet pâle

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.
Justification:
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Albania; Algeria; Bahrain; Bulgaria; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Côte d'Ivoire; Croatia; Cyprus; Djibouti; Egypt; France; Gambia; Ghana; Gibraltar; Greece; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Israel; Italy; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Liberia; Libya; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Mali; Malta; Mauritania; Monaco; Montenegro; Morocco; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Pakistan; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Portugal; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Serbia (Serbia); Sierra Leone; South Sudan; Spain; Sudan; Switzerland; Syrian Arab Republic; Togo; Tunisia; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; Western Sahara; Yemen
Vagrant:
Bosnia and Herzegovina; Congo; Denmark; Hungary; Maldives; Norway; Senegal; South Africa; Sweden; Uganda; United Kingdom; Zambia
Present - origin uncertain:
Slovenia
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Population [top]

Population: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 39000-160000 breeding pairs, equating to 117000-480000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 25-49% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 250000-2000000 individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Marine

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Apus pallidus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 September 2014.
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