Malagasy black swift

The Malagasy black swift (Apus balstoni) or Madagascar swift, is a species of swift in the family Apodidae. It is endemic to Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.

Malagasy black swift
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus: Apus
A. balstoni
Binomial name
Apus balstoni
(Bartlett, E, 1880)
Apus balstoni verspreiding in rooi.png
  Apus balstoni


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Apus balstoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Chantler, Phil; Driessens, Gerald (2000). A Guide to the Swifts and Tree Swifts of the World. Pica Press. ISBN 1-873403-83-6.