This species is rare. It inhabits forests of mountainous regions at the heights of 200m to 2,470m asl. It is migratory, breeding in India (mainly in Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Nagaland) and Bhutan. During the non-breeding seasons, it migrates to Sri Lanka, China, and Thailand (BirdLife International 2017).
This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/). According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species has remained stable, with the current population estimate of 250-700 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance may be due to logging, currently, major threats are unknown (BirdLife International 2017).
Cite this page along with its URL as: Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Apus acuticauda (Jerdon, 1864) – Dark-rumped Swift. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/827/Apus-acuticauda
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