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House Swift

Apus nipalensis (Hodgson, BH 1837)

The house swift is a species of swift in the family Apodidae. It is found in Japan, Nepal, and Southeast Asia. It is capable of flying long distances by alternately shutting off hemispheres of their brain in-flight. In May 2012, one was discovered in Ladner, British Columbia, the first known sighting in North America. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Hodgson, BH 1837)

Reference:
   J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 5(1836) p.780

Protonym:
  Cypselus Nipalensis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/37188959


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2A241F0C119F0276

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2A241F0C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2A241F0C


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555015

Geographic range:

  • Apus nipalensis nipalensis: Nepal to se China, Myanmar, Thailand, Indochina, Philippines
  • Apus nipalensis subfurcatus: Malay Peninsula to Borneo, Sumatra and adjacent islands; this species also recently reported from (has recently colonized?) Sulawesi and the Lesser Sundas (Flores, Sumba, Timor), although the subspecific identity of these birds is not yet established
  • Apus nipalensis furcatus: Java and Bali
  • Apus nipalensis kuntzi: Taiwan
English:
House Swift
Catalan:
Falciot oriental
Czech:
rorýs indočínský
Danish:
Klippesejler
German:
Malaiensegler
Spanish:
Vencejo Oriental
Spanish (Spain):
Vencejo Oriental
Finnish:
idänpikkukiitäjä
French:
Martinet malais
Croatian:
bjelogrla čiopa
Hungarian:
nepáli sarlósfecske
Italian:
Rondone delle case
Japanese (romaji):
himeamatsubame
Japanese:
ヒメアマツバメ
Lithuanian:
Malajinis čiurlys
Dutch:
Grote Huisgierzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Husseglar
Norwegian:
Husseiler
Polish:
jerzyk nepalski
Portuguese:
Andorinhão-oriental
Russian:
Домовый стриж
Slovak:
dážďovník domový
Serbian:
Kućna čiopa
Swedish:
husseglare
Ukrainian:
Серпокрилець непальський
Chinese:
小白腰雨燕
Chinese (Traditional):
小雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
House Swift ( Apus nipalensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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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):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Martinet malais ( Apus nipalensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements, version 2021:
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Apus [affinis or nipalensis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Belarusian: Дамавы свіргуль
Bulgarian: Домашен бързолет
Catalan: Falciot oriental
Czech: rorýs indočínský
Welsh: Coblyn y tai
Danish: Klippesejler
German: Haussegler, Malaiensegler
Greek: Σπιτoσταχτάρα
English: House Swift, Malay House Swift, Malay House-Swift
English, HBW: House Swift
English (India): House Swift (Nepal House Swift)
English (IOC): House Swift
English (United States): House Swift
Esperanto: Nepala apuso
Spanish: Vencejo Moro, Vencejo Oriental
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo Oriental
Spanish (HBW): House Swift
Estonian: Kodupiiritaja, kodupiiritaja (kodu-piirpääsuke)
Finnish: idänpikkukiitäjä
French: Martinet malais
Irish: Gabhlán gaoithe tí
Galician: Cirrio malaio
Croatian: bjelogrla čiopa
Hungarian: nepáli sarlósfecske
Indonesian: Burung Kapinis Rumah, Kapinis rumah
Italian: Rondone delle case
Japanese (romaji): hime ama-tsubame, Himeamatsubame, Hime-amatsubame
Japanese: ヒメアマツバメ
Japanese (Kanji): 姫雨燕
Korean: 쇠칼새
Korean (Transliteration): soe-kal-sae
Scientific: Apus affinis, Apus affinis affinis, Apus affinis nipalensis, Apus nipalensis, Apus nipalensis nipalensis, Cypselus affinis, Cypselus Nipalensis
Lithuanian: Malajinis čiurlys
Latvian: Mājas svīre
Malay: Burung Layang-layang Rumah, Layang-Layang Rumah
Nepali: फिरफिरे घरगाÄथली
Dutch: Grote Huisgierzwaluw, Huisgierzwaluw, Nepalese Gierzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Husseglar
Norwegian: Husseiler
Polish: jerzyk nepalski
Pinyin: xiǎo bái-yāo yǔ-yàn, xiǎo yǔ-yàn
Portuguese: Andorinhão-oriental
Portuguese (Portugal): andorinhão-pequeno-oriental
Rhaeto-Romance: Randurel malaic
Russian: Домовой стриж, Домовый стриж, Стриж домовой
Slovak: dážďovník domový
Slovenian: Domači hudournik
Serbian: Kućna čiopa
Swedish: Husseglare
Tamil: Nattu Uzhavaran
Thai: นกแอ่นบ้าน
Thai (Transliteration): nók àeen bâan
Turkish: Doğu küçük ebabili
Ukrainian: Серпокрилець непальський
Vietnamese: Chim Yến cằm trắng, Chim Yến Malaysia, Yến cằm trắng
Chinese: 小白腰雨燕, 小雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 小白腰雨燕, 小雨燕, 小雨燕 〔小白腰雨燕,家雨燕〕
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 小雨燕
Chinese (Taiwan): 小雨燕

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