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Alpine Swift
Tachymarptis melba (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
  Tachymarptis

Scientific:
  Tachymarptis melba

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.192

Protonym:
  Hirundo Melba

Avibase ID:
  FA1CAD2906F7C845

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555003

Geographic range:

  • Tachymarptis melba melba: S Europe to Asia Minor and nw Iran; winters African tropics
  • Tachymarptis melba tuneti: E Morocco to Middle East, Iran, Kazakhstan and w Pakistan
  • Tachymarptis melba archeri: N Somalia to sw Arabia and Dead Sea depression
  • Tachymarptis melba [nubifugus or dorabtatai]: Himalayas; winters in central India
  • Tachymarptis melba africanus: Ethiopia to Cape Province and sw Angola
  • Tachymarptis melba maximus: Ruwenzori Mountains of northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda
  • Tachymarptis melba marjoriae: N-central Namibia to nw Cape Province
  • Tachymarptis melba willsi: Madagascar
  • Tachymarptis melba dorobtatai: Mountains of w peninsular India
  • Tachymarptis melba bakeri: Sri Lanka
  • Show more...
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Alpine Swift
Czech:
  rorýs velký
German:
  Alpensegler
Danish:
  Alpesejler
Spanish:
  Vencejo Real
Finnish:
  alppikiitäjä
French:
  Martinet à ventre blanc
Icelandic:
  Alpasvölungur
Italian:
  Rondone maggiore
Japanese:
  shiroharaamatsubame
Japanese:
  シロハラアマツバメ
Dutch:
  Alpengierzwaluw
Norwegian:
  Alpeseiler
Polish:
  jerzyk alpejski
Portuguese:
  Andorinhão-real
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Alpine Swift
Russian:
  Белобрюхий стриж
Slovak:
  dážďovník skalný
Swedish:
  alpseglare
Chinese:
  高山雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Martinet à ventre blanc ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Martinet à ventre blanc ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Alpine Swift ( Apus melba) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Apus melba [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Apus melba [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Apus melba [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Alpine Swift ( Tachymarptis melba) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Tachymarptis melba [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Tachymarptis melba [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Witpenswindswael
Arabic: سمامة الجبل, عوار
Asturian: Andarón Rial
Azerbaijani: Açıqqarın uzunqanad, Ağqarın (Açıqqarın) uzunqanad, Ağqarın uzunqanad
Bulgarian: Алпийски бързолет, Белогръд бързолет
Catalan: Ballester, Ballester comú, Falzia reial
Catalan (Balears): Falzia reial
Czech: Rorýs velký
Welsh: Gwennol ddu'r Alpau
Danish: Alpesejler
German: Alpensegler
Greek: Ασπροπετροχελίδονο, Βουνοσταχτάρα, Σκεπαρνάς
Greek (Cypriot): Ασπροπετροχελίδονο
English: Alpine Swift, White-bellied Swift
English (Kenya): Alpine Swift
Spanish: Vencejo Alpino, Vencejo Real
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo Real
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Vencejo Real
Estonian: Suurpiiritaja, suurpiiritaja (suur-piirpääsuke), suurpiiritaja e. suur-piirpääsuke
Basque: Ballester, Malkar-sorbeltza
Persian: بادخورک کوهی , بادخورک کوهی (شکم‌سفید)
Finnish: Alppikiitäjä, Alppikirskuja
Faroese: Alpusveimari
French: Martinet à ventre blanc, Martinet alpin
Irish: Gabhlán Alpach
Gaelic: Gobhlan Monaidh
Galician: Andoriñón real, Ballester
Hebrew: סיס הרים
Croatian: Bijela Ciopa, Bijela Čiopa
Hungarian: Havasi sarlósfecske
Armenian: [Spitakavor Mangaghatev ], Սպիտակափոր Մանգաղա և, Սպիտակափոր Մանգաղաթև
Icelandic: Alpasvölungur
Italian: Rondone maggiore, Rondone maggiore eurasiatico
Japanese: shiroharaamatsubame
Japanese: シロハラアマツバメ
Georgian: მეკირიე
Kazakh: Ақбауыр сұрқарлығыш
Kwangali: Sisampamema
Latin: Apus melba, Tachymarptis melba
Lithuanian: Alpinis čiurlys, Baltagurklis ciurlys, Baltagurklis čiurlys, Baltapilvis alpinis ciurlys, Baltapilvis alpinis čiurlys
Latvian: Alpu svīre
Malagasy: Fangalamoty, Poadranofotsy, tsidintsidina, Tsidisidina
Macedonian: Голема пишталка, Голема чиопа
Malayalam: വെള്ള  വയറന്‍  ശരപ്പക്ഷി 
Maltese: Rundun Żaqqu Bajda
Dutch: Alpen gierzwaluw, Alpengierzwaluw
Norwegian: Alpeseiler
Polish: Jerzyk, jerzyk alpejski, jerzyk alpejski (jerzyk skalny), Jerzyk skalny
Portuguese: andorinhão real, Andorinhão-real
Portuguese (Portugal): Andorinhão-real
Romansh: Randurel grond
Romanian: Drepnea mare
Russian: Belobryukhy Strizh, Альпийский стриж, Белобрюхий стриж, Стриж альпийский, Стриж белобрюхий
Slovak: dážďovník skalný
Slovenian: planinski hudournik
Albanian: Dejka gjoksbardhe, Dejka gjoksbardhë
Serbian: Tachymarptis, velika ciopa, velika čiopa, Бела (Велика) чиопа
Sotho, Southern: Lehaqasi
Swedish: Alpseglare
Swahili: Teleka Tumbo-jeupe
Tamil: Malai Uzhavaran
Tswana: Pêolwane
Turkish: Ak Karınlı Ebabil, Ak Karınlı Sağan, ak karynly sağan, Ak-karınlı Ebabil, Akkarınlı Sağan, Ak-karınlı Sağan, Akkarınlı Saşan, Beyaz-karıntlı Sağan
Tsonga: Nkonjana
Ukrainian: Білочеревий серпокрилець, Білочеревий стриж, Серпокрилець білочеревий
Xhosa: Ihlabankomo
Chinese: 高山雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 高山雨燕

 

         

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