Welcome Guest

Himalayan or Indian Swiftlet

Aerodramus brevirostris [incl. unicolor] (= Aerodramus brevirostris) (Horsfield, T 1840)

The Himalayan swiftlet is a small swift. It is a common colonial breeder in the Himalayas and Southeast Asia. Some populations are migratory. Source: Wikipedia




(0 votes)
Photo powered by flickr.com.


Classification
Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
   Aerodramus
Scientific:
  Aerodramus brevirostris


Original description

Citation:
  (Horsfield, T 1840)

Reference:
   Proc. Zool. Soc. London (1839), Pt7 no.82 p.155

Protonym:
  Hirundo brevirostris

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30571398


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  0001B22D622DB838

Avibase ID:
  avibase-0001B22D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0001B22D


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554954

Geographic range:

  • Aerodramus unicolor: SW pen. India, Sri Lanka and small islands off Malabar coast
  • Aerodramus brevirostris brevirostris: Himalayas to Nepal, ne India, Myanmar and Thailand
  • Aerodramus rogersi: Mountains of e Myanmar, w Thailand, n Laos and Vietnam
English:
Himalayan or Indian Swiftlet
French:
Salangane de Malabar ou S. indochinoise


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Himalayan or Indian Swiftlet ( Aerodramus brevirostris [incl. unicolor])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Himalayan or Indian Swiftlet ( Aerodramus brevirostris [incl. unicolor])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Himalayan or Indian Swiftlet ( Aerodramus brevirostris [incl. unicolor])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Himalayan or Indian Swiftlet ( Aerodramus brevirostris [incl. unicolor])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Himalayan or Indian Swiftlet ( Aerodramus brevirostris [incl. unicolor])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Himalayan or Indian Swiftlet ( Aerodramus brevirostris [incl. unicolor])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Himalayan or Indian Swiftlet ( Aerodramus brevirostris [incl. unicolor])
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Collocalia brevirostris [version 2]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Collocalia brevirostris [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Aerodramus [fuciphagus sensu lato, whiteheadi, maximus or spodiopygius]

Your sightings

You must be logged in to view your sighting details. To register to myAvibase click here.

Related taxa

Highlight taxa in a checklist (shown in red)

Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Bengali: হিমালয়ী কুটিবাতাসি
Catalan: Salangana de l'Himàlaia
Czech: salangana himálajská
Danish: Himalayasalangan
German: Himalajasalangane
English: Himalayan or Indian Swiftlet
Esperanto: Himalaja apuseto
Spanish: Salangana del Himalaya
Spanish (Spain): Salangana del Himalaya
Estonian: põhjasalangaan
Finnish: himalajansalangaani
French: Salangane de Malabar, Salangane de Malabar ou S. indochinoise
Hungarian: himalájai szalangána
Indonesian: Burung Walet Gunung
Italian: Salangana dell'Himalaya
Japanese (romaji): himaraya ana-tsubame
Japanese: ヒマラヤアナツバメ
Japanese (Kanji): ヒマラヤ穴燕
Korean: 황해쇠칼새
Scientific: Aerodramus brevirostris, Aerodramus brevirostris [incl. unicolor], Aerodramus brevirostris brevirostris, Aerodramus brevirostris rogersi, Aerodramus rogersi, Collocalia brevirostris, Collocalia brevirostris rogersi, Hirundo brevirostris
Lithuanian: Himalajinis erodramas
Latvian: Himalaju svīrīte
Malay: Burung Layang-layang Himalaya
Nepali: ची“चिका गाÄथली
Dutch: Himalayasalangaan
Norwegian: Orientsalangan
Polish: salangana himalajska
Pinyin: duǎn-zuǐ jīn-sī-yàn
Russian: Гималайская салангана
Slovak: salangána himalájska
Swedish: Himalayasalangan
Thai: นกแอ่นพันธุ์หิมาลัย
Thai (Transliteration): nók àeen pʰan hì-maa-lay
Turkish: Himalaya Salanganası
Ukrainian: Салангана гімалайська
Vietnamese: Chim Yến Đông Dương
Chinese: 短嘴金丝燕
Chinese (Traditional): 短嘴金絲燕

Avibase has been visited 357,458,936 times since 24 June 2003. © Denis Lepage | Privacy policy