The Pacific Swift, Apus pacificus , is a species of swift in the Apidae family. It is found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
The Pacific Swift has long pointed wings that are dark with white spots on their tips. The bird has short legs which it holds out at an angle while flying to aid its speedy flight. They can be seen flying very fast between trees using their highly efficient stiff wings to provide them with the necessary lift for flight thus avoiding predators that cannot keep up with them when they fly off quickly. They do not usually land on tree trunks but rather use the thinner branches. The bird's tail is square cut and the males have a narrow white band, which can't be seen when its folded, across the tips of their tails.
The Pacific Swift tends to stay near rivers and it eats insects that are also nearby. They mainly feed on flying ants which they catch in mid-air but will also eat other insects if there are no flying ants nearby.