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Alexander's Swift
Apus alexandri Hartert, E, 1901
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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
  Apus

Scientific:
  Apus alexandri

Citation:
  Hartert, E, 1901

Reference:
  Novit.Zool. 8 p.328

Protonym:
  Apus unicolor alexandri

Avibase ID:
  1C0A5AD9376CE448

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/1C0A5AD9

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555005

Geographic range:

  • Apus alexandri: Cape Verde Islands
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Alexander's Swift
Czech:
  rorýs Alexandrův
German:
  Alexandersegler
Danish:
  Kap Verde-sejler
Spanish:
  Vencejo de Cabo Verde
Finnish:
  kapverdenkiitäjä
French:
  Martinet du Cap-Vert
Icelandic:
  Eysvölungur
Italian:
  Rondone di Alexander
Japanese:
  ke-puberudeamatsubame
Japanese:
  ケープベルデアマツバメ
Dutch:
  Kaapverdische Gierzwaluw
Norwegian:
  Kappverdeseiler
Polish:
  jerzyk wyspowy
Portuguese:
  Andorinhão de Cabo Verde
Russian:
  Стриж Александрова
Slovak:
  dážďovník sedlatý
Swedish:
  kapverdeseglare
Chinese:
  亚氏雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
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):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Martinet du Cap-Vert ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Martinet du Cap-Vert ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Apus unicolor alexandri [version 2]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Apus unicolor alexandri [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Apus alexandri [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Apus alexandri [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Apus [apus, unicolor or alexandri] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Related taxa

Alternative arrangements:  1  2 


Other synonyms

Catalan: Falciot de Cap Verd
Czech: Rorýs Alexandruv, rorýs Alexandrův
Danish: Kap Verde-sejler
German: Alexandersegler, Alexander-Segler, Einfarbsegler-alexandri
English: Alexander's Swift, Cape Verde Swift
Spanish: Vencejo de Alexander, Vencejo de Cabo Verde
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo de Cabo Verde
Estonian: kapverdi piiritaja, kapverdi piiritaja (kapverdi piirpääsuke), kapverdi piiritaja e. kapverdi piirpääsuke
Finnish: Kapverdenkiitäjä
French: Martinet d'Alexander, Martinet du Cap-Vert
Hungarian: zöld-foki sarlósfecske
Icelandic: Eysvölungur
Italian: Rondone di Alexander
Japanese: keapuberudeamatsubame, ke-puberudeamatsubame
Japanese: ケアプベルデアマツバメ, ケープベルデアマツバメ
Latin: Apus alexandri, Apus unicolor alexandri
Lithuanian: Aleksandrinis čiurlys, Salinis čiurlys
Latvian: Kaboverdes svīre
Dutch: Kaapverdische Gierzwaluw
Norwegian: Kappverdeseiler
Polish: jerzyk wyspowy
Portuguese: Andorinhão de Cabo Verde, andorinhão-de-cabo-verde
Portuguese (Portugal): Andorinhão-de-cabo-verde
Russian: Стриж Александра, Стриж Александрова
Slovak: dážďovník sedlatý
Slovenian: zelenortski hudournik
Swedish: Kap Verdeseglare, Kap Verde-seglare, Kapverdeseglare
Turkish: İskender ebabili
Chinese: 亚氏雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 亞歷山大雨燕

 

         

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