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Brown-backed Needletail [incl. dubius, ernsti]

Hirundapus giganteus [incl. dubius, ernsti] (= Hirundapus giganteus) (Temminck, CJ 1825)

The brown-backed needletail, or brown needletail, is a large swift. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
   Hirundapus
Scientific:
  Hirundapus giganteus


Original description

Citation:
  (Temminck, CJ 1825)

Reference:
   Nouv. Recueil Pl. Color. Ois. livr.61 pl.364

Protonym:
  Cypselus giganteus


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  0F26880CF44D5DE7

Avibase ID:
  avibase-0F26880C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0F26880C


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554987

Geographic range:

  • Hirundapus giganteus giganteus: Malay Peninsula, Greater Sundas and Palawan
  • Hirundapus giganteus indicus: SW India and Sri Lanka; Bangladesh to SE Asia, Andaman Is.
English:
Brown-backed Needletail [incl. dubius, ernsti]
French:
Martinet géant [incl. dubius, ernsti]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Brown-backed Needletail [incl. dubius, ernsti] ( Hirundapus giganteus [incl. dubius, ernsti])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Brown-backed Needletail [incl. dubius] ( Hirundapus giganteus [incl. dubius])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Brown-backed Needletail [incl. dubius] ( Hirundapus giganteus [incl. dubius])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Brown-backed Needletail [incl. dubius, ernsti] ( Hirundapus giganteus [incl. dubius, ernsti])
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Brown Spinetailed Swift ( Hirundapus gigantea) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Brown Spinetailed Swift ( Hirundapus gigantea) [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Hirundapus [caudacutus, cochinchinensis, giganteus or celebensis]

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English: Brown Spinetailed Swift, Brown-backed Needletail [incl. dubius, ernsti], Brown-backed Needletail [incl. dubius]
Esperanto: Brundorsa hirundapuso
French: Martinet géant, Martinet géant [incl. dubius, ernsti], Martinet géant [incl. dubius]
Scientific: Cypselus giganteus, Hirundapus gigantea, Hirundapus giganteus, Hirundapus giganteus [incl. dubius, ernsti], Hirundapus giganteus [incl. dubius], Hirundapus giganteus giganteus
Ukrainian: Колючохвіст великий

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