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Malagasy Palm-Swift

Cypsiurus gracilis (Sharpe, RB 1871)

The Malagasy palm swift is a small swift in the family Apodidae. It is very similar to the African palm swift, Cypsiurus parvus, with which it was formerly considered conspecific. It was split based on differences in vocalizations and plumage coloration. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
   Cypsiurus
Scientific:
  Cypsiurus gracilis


Original description

Citation:
  (Sharpe, RB 1871)

Reference:
   Proc. Zool. Soc. London Part 2 p.315

Protonym:
  Cypselus gracilis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28554169


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  07AB7B3FEA7FA87B

Avibase ID:
  avibase-07AB7B3F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/07AB7B3F


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 693347

Geographic range:

  • Cypsiurus gracilis gracilis: Madagascar
  • Cypsiurus gracilis griveaudi: Comoro Islands
English:
Malagasy Palm-Swift
Danish:
Madagaskarpalmesejler
German:
Madagaskarpalmsegler
Spanish:
Vencejo Palmero Malgache
Spanish (Spain):
Vencejo palmero malgache
French:
Martinet de Madagascar
Japanese:
マダガスカルスアマツバメ
Dutch:
Madagaskarpalmgierzwaluw
Polish:
jerzyk skromny
Portuguese:
andorinhão-dos-palmares-malgaxe
Slovak:
sŕpik madagaskarský
Serbian:
Madagaskarska palmina čiopa
Swedish:
madagaskarpalmseglare
Ukrainian:
серпокрилець мадагаскарський
Chinese:
马岛棕雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Malagasy Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Malagasy Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Malagasy Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Madagascar Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Madagascar Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Madagascar Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Malagasy Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Malagasy Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Malagasy Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Malagasy Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Malagasy Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Malagasy Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Malagasy Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Malagasy Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Malagasy Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Malagasy Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Malagasy Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Malagasy Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Malagasy Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus gracilis) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Cypsiurus [parvus or gracilis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

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Afrikaans: Madagaskarpalmwindswael
Danish: Madagaskarpalmesejler
German: Madagaskarpalmsegler
English: Madagascar Palm-swift, Malagasy Palm Swift, Malagasy Palm-Swift
English (IOC): Malagasy Palm Swift
English (United States): Malagasy Palm-Swift
Spanish: Vencejo Palmero Malgache
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo palmero malgache
French: Martinet de Madagascar, Martinet des palmes (Madagascar)
Japanese: マダガスカルスアマツバメ
Scientific: Cypselus gracilis, Cypsiurus gracilis, Cypsiurus gracilis gracilis
Dutch: Madagaskarpalmgierzwaluw
Polish: jerzyk skromny
Portuguese: andorinhão-dos-palmares-malgaxe
Portuguese (Portugal): andorinhão-das-palmeiras-malgaxe
Slovak: sŕpik madagaskarský
Serbian: Madagaskarska palmina čiopa
Swedish: madagaskarpalmseglare
Turkish: Madagaskar Palmiye Ebabili
Ukrainian: серпокрилець мадагаскарський
Chinese: 马岛棕雨燕

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