- Apus bradfieldi
- Light brown upperparts
- Black bill
- Brown eyes
- Black legs and feet
Common and not globally threatened.
Two subspecies recognized:
Rocky hills, gorges, cliffs, dry open savannah and deserts.
They catch insects aerially, including bees.
They nest in groups with up to 30 birds per colony. The nest is a thick half-cup built from grass, leaves, straw, twigs and feathers. The 2 eggs are laid between August and May.
Named after Rupert D. Bradfield (1882-1949) a farmer and naturalist who lived in Namibia.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Bradfield's Swift. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 3 March 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Bradfield%27s_Swift