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Purple Needletail
Hirundapus celebensis (Sclater, PL, 1866)
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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)
Source: Clements checklist

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
Polish:
  iglosternik czarnogardly
Russian:
  Пурпурный иглохвостый стриж
Slovak:
  srp purpurový
Swedish:
  purpurtaggstjärtseglare
Chinese:
  紫针尾雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Purple Needletail ( Hirundapus celebensis) [version 1]
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 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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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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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):
   Martinet des Célèbes ( Hirundapus celebensis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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eBird version 1.50:
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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:
   Purple Needletail ( Hirundapus celebensis) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Purple Needletail ( Hirundapus celebensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Purple Needletail ( Hirundapus celebensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Purple Needletail ( Hirundapus celebensis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Hirundapus celebensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Hirundapus celebensis [version 1]

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
Spanish: Rabitojo Sulawesi, Vencejo de Célebes
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo de Célebes
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
Latin: Chaetura gigantea var. celebensis, Hirundapus celebensis, Hirund-apus giganteus celebensis
Lithuanian: Sulavesinis hirundapas
Dutch: Zwarte Stekelstaartgierzwaluw
Norwegian: Glansseiler
Polish: iglosternik czarnogardly, igłosternik czarnogardły
Russian: Пурпурный иглохвостый стриж, Стриж пурпурный иглохвостый
Slovak: srp purpurový
Swedish: purpurtaggstjärtseglare, Sulawesitaggstjärtseglare
Ukrainian: Колючохвіст пурпуровий
Chinese: 紫针尾雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 紫針尾雨燕

 

         

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