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Pacific Swift
Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx] (= Apus pacificus) (Latham, 1801)
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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
  Apus

Scientific:
  Apus pacificus

Citation:
  (Latham, 1801)

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.lviii

Protonym:
  Hirundo pacifica

Avibase ID:
  E2253DBE5847AD3D

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 178008

Geographic range:

  • Apus pacificus pacificus: Siberia to Kamchatka, n China and n Japan; winters Indonesia, Melanesia, Australia, Tasmania
  • Apus pacificus kanoi: breeds southern Japan, eastern China, Taiwan, and northern Philippines (Batan Islands); winters in southeastern Asia
  • Apus salimalii: e Tibetan plateau, w Sichuan; winter range unknown
  • Apus leuconyx: Outer Himalayas and Assam Hills; winters in India
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift
Czech:
  rorýs východoasijský
German:
  Pazifiksegler
Danish:
  Orientsejler
Spanish:
  Vencejo del Pacífico
Finnish:
  aasiankiitäjä
French:
  Martinet de Sibérie
Icelandic:
  Forksvölungur
Italian:
  Rondone codaforcuta
Japanese:
  amatsubame
Japanese:
  アマツバメ
Dutch:
  Siberische Gierzwaluw
Norwegian:
  Gaffelseiler
Polish:
  jerzyk białorzytny
Portuguese:
  Andorinhão-asiático
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Pacific Swift
Russian:
  Белопоясный стриж
Slovak:
  dážďovník bielochrbtý
Swedish:
  Orientseglare
Chinese:
  白腰雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift ( Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift ( Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift ( Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift ( Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift ( Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx])
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Fork-tailed Swift ( Apus pacificus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Fork-tailed Swift ( Apus pacificus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Apus [pacificus, salimalii, leuconyx, acuticauda or cooki]

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Other synonyms

Bengali: চেরালেজ বাতাসি
Catalan: Falciot del Pacífic
Valencian: Falcia espinosa
Czech: rorýs východoasijský
Danish: Orientsejler
German: Pazifiksegler
English: Fork-tailed Swift, Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift
Spanish: Vencejo del Pacífico
Estonian: idapiiritaja e. ida-piirpääsuke
Finnish: aasiankiitäjä
French: Martinet de Sibérie, M. de Salim Ali ou M. de Blyth
Galician: Cirrio cafre
Hebrew: סיס צר־שת
Hungarian: keleti sarlósfecske
Indonesian: Burung Kapinis Laut
Icelandic: Forksvölungur
Italian: Rondone codaforcuta
Japanese: amatsubame
Japanese: アマツバメ
Japanese (Kanji): 雨燕
Kazakh: Ақбел сұрқарлығаш
Kazakh (Transliteration): aq-bel sur-qarlığaş
Korean: 칼새
Korean (Transliteration): kal-sae
Latin: Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx], Apus pacificus, Hirundo pacifica
Lithuanian: Rytinis čiurlys
Mongolian: Алаг морин хараацай
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠬᠣᠨᠳᠣᠯᠠᠢ ᠴᠠᠭᠠᠨ ᠣᠷᠠᠴᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠠᠯᠠᠭ ᠮᠣᠷᠢᠨ ᠣᠷᠠᠴᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Морин ураацай
Mongolian (Transliteration): alag moriŋ kharaatsai
Malay: Burung Layang-layang Ekor Cabang
Dutch: Siberische Gierzwaluw
Norwegian: Gaffelseiler
Polish: jerzyk białorzytny
Pinyin: bái-yāo yǔ-yàn
Portuguese: Andorinhão-asiático
Russian: Белопоясный стриж
Slovak: dážďovník bielochrbtý
Slovenian: daljnovzhodni hudournik
Swedish: Orientseglare
Thai: นกแอ่นตะโพกขาวแถบกว้าง
Thai (Transliteration): nók àeen tà-pʰôok-kʰăaw hăaŋ-cʰàeek
Turkish: Pasifik Ebabili
Tuvinian: Ак курлуг сыйтылаа
Vietnamese: Chim Yến hông trắng
Chinese: 白腰雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 白腰雨燕
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 叉尾雨燕
Chinese (Taiwan): 叉尾雨燕

 

         

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