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Purple Needletail

Hirundapus celebensis (Sclater, PL, 1866)

The Purple Needletail is the largest swift found in the Old World. This species is distributed from northeastern Sulawesi through the Philippine islands of Luzon, Mindoro, Marinduque, Catanduanes, Calayan, Panay, Negros, Cebu, Leyte, Biliran, Mindanao and Basilan. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
  Hirundapus

Scientific:
  Hirundapus celebensis

Citation:
  (Sclater, PL, 1866)

Reference:
  PZS(1865) Pt3 p.608

Protonym:
  Chaetura gigantea var. celebensis

Avibase ID:
  0685479A8159B3CD

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0685479A

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554988

Geographic range:

  • Hirundapus celebensis: N Sulawesi and Philippines (absent from Palawan)
English:
Purple Needletail
Czech:
rorýs fialovohřbetý
German:
Purpursegler
Danish:
Purpurtornhalesejler
Spanish:
Vencejo de Célebes
Finnish:
celebesinkiitäjä
French:
Martinet des Célèbes
Italian:
Rondone codaspinosa violaceo
Japanese:
serebesuharioamatsubame
Japanese:
セレベスハリオアマツバメ
Dutch:
Zwarte Stekelstaartgierzwaluw
Norwegian:
Glansseiler
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Glansseglar
Polish:
iglosternik czarnogardly
Russian:
Пурпурный иглохвостый стриж
Slovak:
srp purpurový
Swedish:
purpurtaggstjärtseglare
Ukrainian:
Колючохвіст пурпуровий
Chinese:
紫针尾雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Martinet des Célèbes ( Hirundapus celebensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Oriental Bird Club:
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Falciot cuaespinós porpra
Czech: rorýs fialovohřbetý, rorýs fialovořbetý, Rorýs purpurový
Danish: Purpurtornhalesejler
German: Purpursegler
English: Celebes Needletail, Celebes Spinetailed Swift, Purple Needletail, Sulawesi Needletail, Sulawesi Spinetailed Swift, Sulawesi Spine-tailed Swift
English (IOC): Purple Needletail
Spanish: Rabitojo Sulawesi, Vencejo de Célebes
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo de Célebes
Spanish (HBW): Purple Needletail
Estonian: purpur-kammsaba
Finnish: Celebesinkiitäjä
French: Martinet des Célèbes
Hungarian: bíbor sarlósfecske
Indonesian: Kapinisjarum Ungu, Kapinis-jarum ungu
Italian: Rondone codaspinosa di Sulawesi, Rondone codaspinosa violaceo
Japanese: serebesuharioamatsubame
Japanese: セレベスハリオアマツバメ
Scientific: Chaetura gigantea var. celebensis, Hirundapus celebensis, Hirund-apus giganteus celebensis
Lithuanian: Sulavesinis hirundapas
Dutch: Zwarte Stekelstaartgierzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Glansseglar
Norwegian: Glansseiler
Polish: iglosternik czarnogardly, igłosternik czarnogardły
Russian: Пурпурный иглохвостый стриж, Стриж пурпурный иглохвостый
Slovak: srp purpurový
Serbian: Ljubičasta iglorepa čiopa
Swedish: purpurtaggstjärtseglare, Sulawesitaggstjärtseglare
Ukrainian: Колючохвіст пурпуровий
Chinese: 紫针尾雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 紫針尾雨燕

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