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White-throated Needletail
Hirundapus caudacutus (Latham, 1801)
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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
  Hirundapus

Scientific:
  Hirundapus caudacutus

Citation:
  (Latham, 1801)

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.lvii

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

English:
  White-throated Needletail
Czech:
  rorýs východní
German:
  Stachelschwanzsegler
Danish:
  Tornhalesejler
Spanish:
  Vencejo Mongol
Finnish:
  piikkipyrstökiitäjä
French:
  Martinet épineux
Icelandic:
  Skeifusvölungur
Italian:
  Rondone codacuta
Japanese:
  harioamatsubame
Japanese:
  ハリオアマツバメ
Dutch:
  Stekelstaartgierzwaluw
Norwegian:
  Pigghaleseiler
Polish:
  iglosternik bialogardly
Portuguese:
  Andorinhão-mongol
Portuguese (Brazil):
  White-throated Needletail
Russian:
  Иглохвостый стриж
Slovak:
  srp ostňochvostý
Swedish:
  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)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
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) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Martinet épineux ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   White-throated Spinetailed Swift ( Hirundapus caudacuta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   White-throated Spinetailed Swift ( Hirundapus caudacuta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Hirundapus caudacutus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   White-throated Needletail ( Hirundapus caudacutus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Hirundapus caudacutus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Hirundapus caudacutus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Falciot cuaespinós golablanc, 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, Spinetail 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, White-throated spine-tailed swift
Spanish: Rabitojo Mongol, Vencejo Mongol
Spanish (Spain): 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
Croatian: Azijska čiopa
Hungarian: sertefarkú sarlósfecske
Indonesian: Burung Kapinis-jarum Asia, Kapinisjarum Asia, Kapinis-jarum 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
Japanese (Kanji): 針尾雨燕
Khakas: Улуғ тигiр харачхайы
Kazakh: Қылқұйрық сұрқарлығаш
Kazakh (Transliteration): qıl-quyrıq sur-qarlığaş
Korean: 바늘꼬리칼새
Korean (Transliteration): baneul-kkori-kal-sae
Latin: Chaetura caudacuta, Hirundapus caudacuta, Hirundapus caudacutus, Hirundapus caudacutus caudacutus
Lithuanian: Baltagurklis čiurlys, Baltagurklis hirundapas
Latvian: baltrīkles adataste
Mongolian: Ойн моринураацай, Ойн ураацай
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠣᠢ ᠵᠢᠨ ᠮᠣᠷᠢᠨ ᠣᠷᠠᠴᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠣᠢ ᠵᠢᠨ ᠣᠷᠠᠴᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Согсор ураацай
Mongolian (Transliteration): oiŋ moriŋ-uraatsai, oiŋ uraatsai, sogsor uraatsai
Malay: Burung Layang-layang Ekor Runcing Utara, Burung Layang-layang Leher Putih
Maltese: Rundun tal-Labar
Dutch: Stekelstaart griezwaluw, Stekelstaartgierzwaluw
Norwegian: Pigghaleseiler
Polish: iglosternik bialogardly, igłosternik białogardły, jerzyk iglosterny, Jerzyk igłosterny
Pinyin: bái-hóu zhēn-wěi yǔ-yàn, shān yànzi, zhēn-wěi shā-yàn, zhēn-wěi yǔ-yàn
Portuguese: Andorinhão-de-ferradura, Andorinhão-mongol
Portuguese (Portugal): Andorinhão-de-ferradura
Russian: белогорлый колючехвостый стриж, Иглохвостый стриж, Колючехвост, Колючехвостый стриж, Стриж иглохвостый, Стриж колючехвостый
Slovak: dážďovník pichľavochvostý, srp ostňochvostý
Slovenian: mali podkvasti hudournik
Serbian: Azijska čiopa
Swedish: Nordlig taggstjärtseglare, Taggstjärtseglare
Tamil: Mulwall Uzhavaran
Thai: นกแอ่นใหญ่คอขาว
Thai (Transliteration): nók àeen yày kʰoaa-kʰăaw
Turkish: iğne kuyruklu ebabil, Iğne-kuyruklu Ebabil, Қылқұйрық сұрқарлығаш
Tuvinian: Ине кудуруктуг сыйтылаа
Vietnamese: Chim Yến đuôi cứng hông trắng, Chim Yến đuôi nhọn họng trắng, Chim Yến họng trắng, Yến đuôi cứng hông trắng, Yến đuôi cứng họng 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, 针尾沙燕, 针尾雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 山燕子, 白喉針尾雨燕, 針尾沙燕, 針尾雨燕
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 白喉針尾雨燕, 針尾雨燕
Chinese (Taiwan): [zhen-wei yu-yan], 白喉针尾雨燕, 針尾雨燕, 针尾雨燕

 

         

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