Scientific Name: Apus apus
Malay Name: Layang-layang Sabit Erasia
Chinese Name: 普通楼燕
Breeding Range: Europe to East Asia.
Non-breeding range: Sub-saharan Africa.
Polytypic. Subspecies are: apus, pekinensis
Local Subspecies: pekinensis
Size: 17 cm
A mid-size swift with a typical slender appearance; sickle-shaped wings and a forked tail. In most views appears to be all dark blackish-brown, but the throat and forehead are pale whitish.
Habitat: An exclusively aerial species on migration over a variety of open habitats.
Feeds on the wing on flying invertebrates.
Local Status: Very rare vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Location: One record of a single bird on 9 October 2020 at Jelutong Tower, Central Catchment Nature Reserve.