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White-throated Needletail [incl. formosanus]

Hirundapus caudacutus [incl. formosanus] (= Hirundapus caudacutus) (Latham, J 1802)

The white-throated needletail, also known as needle-tailed swift or spine-tailed swift, is a large swift in the genus Hirundapus. It is reputed to reach speeds of up to 170 km/h in horizontal flight, but this is unverified because the methods used to measure its speed have not been published. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Latham, J 1802)

Reference:
   Suppl. Indicis Orn.

Imprint year:
  1801

Protonym:
  Hirundo caudacuta

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33261431


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2722969A43C6FA50

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2722969A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2722969A


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 178021

Geographic range:

  • Hirundapus caudacutus caudacutus: Siberia to Japan and Kuril Islands.; winters to Australia
  • Hirundapus caudacutus nudipes: Himalayas to sw China; winters to India and Myanmar
  • Hirundapus cochinchinensis formosanus: Taiwan
English:
White-throated Needletail [incl. formosanus]
French:
Martinet épineux [incl. formosanus]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
White-throated Needletail [incl. formosanus] ( Hirundapus caudacutus [incl. formosanus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
White-throated Needletail [incl. formosanus] ( Hirundapus caudacutus [incl. formosanus])
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
White-throated Spinetailed Swift ( Hirundapus caudacuta) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
White-throated Spinetailed Swift ( Hirundapus caudacuta) [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: White-throated Needletail [incl. formosanus], White-throated Spinetailed Swift
Esperanto: Pintvosta apuso
French: Martinet épineux, Martinet épineux [incl. formosanus]
Scientific: Hirundapus caudacuta, Hirundapus caudacutus, Hirundapus caudacutus [incl. formosanus]

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