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Alexander's Swift

Apus alexandri Hartert, EJO 1901

The Cape Verde swift or Alexander's swift is a small bird of the swift family found only in the Cape Verde Islands. It has been recorded from all the islands except Santa Luzia although it probably breeds only on Santiago, Fogo, Brava, Santo Antão and São Nicolau. It is generally common with a stable population and is not considered to be threatened. The name Alexander's swift commemorates Boyd Alexander, an English ornithologist who led two expeditions to the islands in 1897. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
   Apus
Scientific:
  Apus alexandri


Original description

Citation:
  Hartert, EJO 1901

Reference:
   Novit. Zool. 8 p.328

Protonym:
  Apus unicolor alexandri

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/3267698


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  1C0A5AD9376CE448

Avibase ID:
  avibase-1C0A5AD9

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


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555005

Geographic range:

  • Apus alexandri: Cape Verde Islands
English:
Alexander's Swift
Catalan:
Falciot de Cap Verd
Czech:
rorýs Alexandrův
Danish:
Kap Verde-sejler
German:
Kapverdensegler
Spanish:
Vencejo de Cabo Verde
Spanish (Spain):
Vencejo de Cabo Verde
Finnish:
kapverdenkiitäjä
French:
Martinet du Cap-Vert
Croatian:
zelenortska čiopa
Hungarian:
zöld-foki sarlósfecske
Icelandic:
Eysvölungur
Italian:
Rondone di Alexander
Japanese (romaji):
ke-puberudeamatsubame
Japanese:
ケープベルデアマツバメ
Lithuanian:
Salinis čiurlys
Dutch:
Kaapverdische Gierzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kappverdeseglar
Norwegian:
Kappverdeseiler
Polish:
jerzyk wyspowy
Portuguese:
andorinhão-de-cabo-verde
Russian:
Кабовердский стриж
Slovak:
dážďovník sedlatý
Serbian:
Zelenortska čiopa
Swedish:
kapverdeseglare
Ukrainian:
Серпокрилець острівний
Chinese:
亚氏雨燕
Chinese (Traditional):
亞歷山大雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Martinet du Cap-Vert ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Martinet du Cap-Vert ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements, version 2021:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements, version 2022:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 3rd edition:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Clements, version 2019:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
eBird version 1.50:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
eBird version 1.52:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
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 2]
eBird version 2015:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
eBird version 2019:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
eBird version 2021:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
eBird version 2022:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
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:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Apus unicolor alexandri [version 2]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Apus unicolor alexandri [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Alexander's Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Cape Verde Swift ( Apus alexandri) [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Apus alexandri [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Apus alexandri [version 2]

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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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Afrikaans: Kaapverdiese windswael
Bulgarian: Александрийски бързолет
Catalan: Falciot de Cap Verd
Czech: Rorýs Alexandruv, rorýs Alexandrův
Welsh: Coblyn Cabo Verde
Danish: Kap Verde-sejler
German: Alexandersegler, Alexander-Segler, Einfarbsegler-alexandri, Kapverdensegler
Greek: Αλεξαvδρoσταχτάρα
English: Alexander's Swift, Cape Verde Swift
English, HBW: Alexander's Swift
English (IOC): Cape Verde Swift
English (United States): Alexander's Swift
Esperanto: Aleksandrapuso, Verdkaba apuso
Spanish: Vencejo de Alexander, Vencejo de Cabo Verde
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo de Cabo Verde
Spanish (HBW): 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
Frisian: Kaapverdyske toerswel
Irish: Gabhlán gaoithe rinn veirde
Galician: Cirrio de Cabo Verde
Croatian: zelenortska čiopa
Hungarian: zöld-foki sarlósfecske
Icelandic: Eysvölungur
Italian: Rondone di Alexander
Japanese (romaji): 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
Scientific: Apus alexandri, Apus unicolor alexandri
Lithuanian: Aleksandrinis čiurlys, Salinis čiurlys
Latvian: Kaboverdes svīre
Macedonian: Александрова пиштарка
Dutch: Kaapverdische Gierzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kappverdeseglar
Norwegian: Kappverdeseiler
Polish: jerzyk wyspowy
Portuguese: Andorinhão de Cabo Verde, andorinhão-de-cabo-verde
Portuguese (Portugal): Andorinhão-de-cabo-verde
Rhaeto-Romance: Randurel dal Cap Verd
Romanian: Drepnea de Capului Verde
Russian: Кабовердский стриж, Стриж Александра, Стриж Александрова
Northern Sami: KappVerdespálfu, Kapverdecihran
Slovak: dážďovník sedlatý
Slovenian: zelenortski hudournik
Serbian: Zelenortska čiopa
Swedish: Kap Verdeseglare, Kap Verde-seglare, Kapverdeseglare
Turkish: İskender ebabili, Kap Verd Ebabili
Ukrainian: Серпокрилець острівний
Chinese: 亚氏雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 亞歷山大雨燕

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