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White-throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus) (Latham, 1802)
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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae

Scientific:
  Hirundapus caudacutus
Citation:
  (Latham, 1802)

Protonym:
  Hirundo caudacuta

Avibase ID:
  EA55CA2791012786

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 178021

Geographic range:

  • Hirundapus caudacutus caudacutus: Siberia to Japan and Kuril Islands.; winters to Australia
  • Hirundapus caudacutus nudipes: Himalayas to sw China; winters to India and Myanmar
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  White-throated Needletail
Czech:
  rorýs východní
German:
  Stachelschwanzsegler
Danish:
  Tornhalesejler
Spanish:
  Vencejo Mongol
Finnish:
  piikkipyrstökiitäjä
French:
  Martinet épineux
Icelandic:
  Skeifusvölungur
Italian:
  Rondone codaspinosa golabianca
Japanese:
  harioamatsubame
Japanese:
  ハリオアマツバメ
Dutch:
  Stekelstaartgierzwaluw
Norwegian:
  Pigghaleseiler
Polish:
  iglosternik bialogardly
Portuguese:
  Andorinhão-mongol
Russian:
  Колючехвостый стриж
Slovak:
  srp ostňochvostý
Swedish:
  Nordlig taggstjärtseglare
Chinese:
  白喉针尾雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (May 2014):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Needle-tailed Swift ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Martinet épineux ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Martinet épineux ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 1st edition:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 3rd edition:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 4th edition:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 6th edition:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
eBird version 1.50:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
eBird version 1.52:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
eBird version 1.53:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
eBird version 1.54:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
eBird version 1.55:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   White-throated Spinetailed Swift ( Hirundapus caudacuta)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   White-throated Spinetailed Swift ( Hirundapus caudacuta)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Oriental Bird Club:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
James Lee Peters:
    Hirundapus caudacutus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Hirundapus caudacutus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes considered a nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Hirundapus [caudacutus or cochinchinensis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Related taxa

Other synonyms

Catalan: Falciot espinós, Falciot espinòs
Czech: Rorýs východní
Welsh: Gwennol gynffonfain
Danish: Tornhalesejler
German: Stachelschwanzsegler, Stachelschwanz-Segler
English: Needle-tailed Swift, Northern Needletail, Northern Spine-tailed Swift, Spine-tailed Swift, White-throated Needletail, White-throated Needletail Swift, white-throated needle-tailed, White-throated Needle-tailed Swift, White-throated Spinetail Swift, White-throated Spinetailed Swift
Spanish: Rabitojo Mongol, Vencejo Mongol
Estonian: kammsaba, kammsaba (kammsaba-piiritaja)
Basque: Falciot espinós
Finnish: Piikikirskuja, Piikkipyrstökiitäjä
Faroese: Loftsveimari
French: Martinet à queue aiguë, Martinet à queue épineuse, Martinet épineux, Martinet épineux à queue blanche, Stekelstaartgierzwaluw
Irish: Gabhlán Earrspíonach
Galician: Andoriñón mongol, Falciot espinós
Hebrew: סיס חד־זנב
Hungarian: sertefarkú sarlósfecske
Indonesian: Kapinisjarum Asia
Icelandic: Skeifusvölungur
Italian: Rondone codacuta, Rondone codaspinosa, Rondone codaspinosa golabianca
Japanese: hari-o ama-tsubame, harioamatsubame, Hario-amatsubame
Japanese: ハリオアマツバメ
Khakas: Улуғ тигiр харачхайы
Kazakh: Қылқұйрық сұрқарлығаш
Korean: 바늘꼬리칼새
Latin: Chaetura caudacuta, Hirundapus caudacuta, Hirundapus caudacutus, Hirundapus caudacutus caudacutus
Lithuanian: Baltagurklis čiurlys
Mongolian: Ойн ураацай
Maltese: Rundun tal-Labar
Dutch: Stekelstaart griezwaluw, Stekelstaartgierzwaluw
Norwegian: Pigghaleseiler
Polish: iglosternik bialogardly, igłosternik białogardły, jerzyk iglosterny, Jerzyk igłosterny
Portuguese: Andorinhão-de-ferradura, Andorinhão-mongol
Russian: белогорлый колючехвостый стриж, Иглохвостый стриж, Колючехвост, Колючехвостый стриж, Стриж иглохвостый, Стриж колючехвостый
Slovak: dážďovník pichľavochvostý, srp ostňochvostý
Slovenian: mali podkvasti hudournik
Swedish: Nordlig taggstjärtseglare, Taggstjärtseglare
Tamil: Mulwall Uzhavaran
Thai: นกแอ่นใหญ่คอขาว
Turkish: iğne kuyruklu ebabil, Iğne-kuyruklu Ebabil
Tuvinian: Ине кудуруктуг сыйтылаа
Vietnamese: Yến đuôi cứng hông trắng, Yến đuôi nhọn họng trắng
Chinese: *白喉针尾雨燕, [bai-hou zhen-wei yu-yan], [shan yanzi], [zhen-wei yu-yan], 山燕子, 白喉針尾雨燕, 白喉针尾, 白喉针尾雨燕, 針尾雨燕, 针尾
Chinese (Taiwan): [zhen-wei yu-yan], 針尾雨燕

 

         

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