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African Palm-Swift
Cypsiurus parvus (Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823)
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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
  Cypsiurus

Scientific:
  Cypsiurus parvus

Citation:
  (Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823)

Reference:
  Verz.Doubl.Zool.Mus.Berlin p.58

Protonym:
  Cypselus parvus

Avibase ID:
  483A2A51F4A5E37E

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555001

Geographic range:

  • Cypsiurus parvus parvus: Senegambia east to South Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethiopia; also southwestern Saudi Arabia and western Yemen
  • Cypsiurus parvus brachypterus: Sierra Leone to northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, and Gulf of Guinea islands
  • Cypsiurus parvus myochrous: southern South Sudan south to northeastern South Africa
  • Cypsiurus parvus laemostigma: Coastal lowlands of s Somalia to Mozambique
  • Cypsiurus parvus hyphaenes: N Namibia and n Botswana
  • Cypsiurus parvus celer: Mozambique to Natal
  • Cypsiurus parvus griveaudi: Comoro Islands
  • Cypsiurus parvus gracilis: Madagascar
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Source: Clements checklist

English:
  African Palm-Swift
Czech:
  rorýs africký
German:
  Palmensegler
Danish:
  Afrikansk Palmesejler
Spanish:
  Vencejo Palmero Africano
Finnish:
  afrikanpalmukiitäjä
French:
  Martinet des palmes
Icelandic:
  Pálmasvölungur
Italian:
  Rondone delle palme africano
Japanese:
  yashiamatsubame
Japanese:
  ヤシアマツバメ
Dutch:
  Afrikaanse Palmgierzwaluw
Norwegian:
  Afrikapalmeseiler
Polish:
  jerzyk palmowy
Portuguese:
  Andorinhão-de-palmeiras
Portuguese (Brazil):
  African Palm-Swift
Russian:
  Пальмовый стриж
Slovak:
  sŕpik vidlochvostý
Swedish:
  afrikansk palmseglare
Chinese:
  非洲棕雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Martinet des palmes ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Martinet des palmes ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Cypsiurus parvus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Cypsiurus parvus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Cypsiurus [parvus or balasiensis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Palmwindswael
Catalan: Falciot de palmera africà
Czech: rorýs africký, Rorýs malý
Danish: Afrikansk Palmesejler
German: Palmensegler, Palmsegler
English: African Palm Swift, African Palm-Swift, Old World Palm-Swift, Palm Swift
English (Kenya): African Palm Swift
Spanish: Vencejo Africano, Vencejo Palmero, Vencejo Palmero Africano
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo Palmero Africano
Estonian: aafrika palmipiiritaja
Finnish: Afrikanpalmukiitäjä
French: Martinet des palmes, Martinet des palmiers
Hindi: Ulavara kuruvi
Hungarian: afrikai pálmasarlósfecske
Indonesian: Waletpalem
Icelandic: Pálmasvölungur
Italian: Rondone delle palme africano
Japanese: yashiamatsubame
Japanese: ヤシアマツバメ
Kwangali: Sisampamema
Latin: Cypsiurus parvus, Cypsiurus parvus parvus
Lithuanian: Afrikinis palminis čiurlys
Latvian: Āfrikas palmu svīre
Malagasy: Fangalamoty, Manaviandro, tsidintsidina, Tsidisidina
Malayalam: 0
Dutch: Afrikaanse Palmgierzwaluw
Norwegian: Afrikapalmeseiler, Palmeseiler
Polish: jerzyk palmowy
Portuguese: Andorinhão-das-palmeiras, Andorinhão-de-palmeiras, Andorinhão-dos-palmares
Portuguese (Portugal): Andorinhão-dos-palmares
Russian: Африканский пальмовый стриж, пальмовый стриж, Стриж африканский пальмовый
Slovak: sŕpik vidlochvostý
Slovenian: afriški palmov hudournik
Serbian: Afrička palmina čiopa
Swedish: Afrikansk palmseglare
Swahili: Teleka Mkia-mrefu
Turkish: palmiye ebabili
Tsonga: Nkonjana
Chinese: 棕雨燕, 非洲棕雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲棕雨燕

 

         

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