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Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii) Leach, 1818
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Hirundinidae

Scientific:
  Hirundo smithii
Citation:
  Leach, 1818

Protonym:
  Hirundo Smithii

Avibase ID:
  B79D6B3DD15ECB2B

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560487

Geographic range:

  • Hirundo smithii smithii: Widespread Africa south of the Sahara
  • Hirundo smithii filifera: Afghanistan and Baluchistan to India, Myanmar and Indochina
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  Wire-tailed Swallow
Czech:
  vlaštovka dlouhoocasá
German:
  Rotkappenschwalbe
Danish:
  Trådhalesvale
Spanish:
  Golondrina Colilarga
Finnish:
  jouhipääsky
French:
  Hirondelle à longs brins
Icelandic:
  Þráðsvala
Italian:
  Rondine codasottile di Smith
Japanese:
  hariotsubame
Japanese:
  ハリオツバメ
Dutch:
  Roodkruinzwaluw
Norwegian:
  Trådhalesvale
Polish:
  jaskólka rdzawoglowa
Portuguese:
  Andorinha de cauda longa
Russian:
  Нитехвостая ласточка
Slovak:
  lastovička hnedohlavá
Swedish:
  Trådstjärtsvala
Chinese:
  线尾燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (May 2014):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Hirondelle à longs brins ( Hirundo smithii)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Hirondelle à longs brins ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 1st edition:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 4th edition:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 6th edition:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
eBird version 1.50:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
eBird version 1.52:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
eBird version 1.53:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
eBird version 1.54:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Oriental Bird Club:
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
James Lee Peters:
    Hirundo smithii
James Lee Peters (original):
    Hirundo smithii
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Hirundo smithii
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Wire-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo smithii)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Hirundo smithii

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Draadstertswael
Czech: Vlaštovka dlouhoocasá
Danish: Trådhalesvale
German: Rotkappenschwalbe
English: African Wire-tailed Swallow, Wiretailed Swallow, Wire-tailed Swallow
Spanish: Golondrina Cola de Cerdas, Golondrina Colilarga
Estonian: niitsaba-pääsuke
Finnish: Jouhipääsky
French: Hirondelle à longs brins
Hungarian: drótfarkú fecske
Icelandic: Þráðsvala
Italian: Rondine codafili, Rondine codasottile di Smith
Japanese: hariotsubame
Japanese: ハリオツバメ
Kwangali: Sisampamema
Latin: Hirundo smithi, Hirundo smithii, Hirundo smithii smithii
Lithuanian: Siūlauodegė kregždė
Malayalam: കമ്പിവാലന്‍  കത്രികപ്പക്ഷി 
Dutch: Roodkruinzwaluw
Norwegian: Trådhalesvale
Polish: jaskólka rdzawoglowa, jaskółka rdzawogłowa
Portuguese: Andorinha de cauda longa, Andorinha-cauda-de-arame, Andorinha-de-cauda-longa
Russian: Ласточка нитехвостая, Нитехвостая ласточка
Slovak: Lastovička hnedohlavá
Slovenian: nitorepa lastovka
Shona: Nyenganyenga
Swedish: Trådstjärtsvala
Swahili: Mbayuwayu Mkia-sindano
Tamil: கம்பிவால் தகைவிலான்
Thai: นกนางแอ่นหางลวด
Turkish: tel kuyruklu kırlangıç, Tel-kuyruklu Kırlangıç
Tsonga: Mbawulwana
Chinese: 线尾燕
Zulu: iNkonjane

 

         

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