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African, Fernando Po or Madagascar Swift

Apus [barbatus, sladeniae or balstoni] (= Apus barbatus) (Sclater, PL, 1866)

The African black swift, also known as the African swift or black swift, is a medium-sized bird in the swift family. It breeds in Africa discontinuously from Liberia, Cameroon, Zaire, Uganda and Kenya southwards to South Africa. The "black swifts" of Madagascar and the Comoros are either taken as two subspecies of the African black swift, or otherwise deemed a full species, the Malagasy black swift. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Sclater, PL, 1866)

Reference:
  Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1865) p. 599

Protonym:
  Cypselus barbatus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28497584


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2F51EA05D03CC130

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2F51EA05

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2F51EA05


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555009

Geographic range:

  • Apus barbatus barbatus: South Africa
  • Apus barbatus glanvillei: Known from two specimens from Sierra Leone (Rokupr)
  • Apus barbatus serlei: W Cameroon (Bamenda Plateau)
  • Apus barbatus roehli: eastern Ethiopia to northeastern Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo; northeastern Angola
  • Apus barbatus oreobates: Zimbabwe and Mozambique (Mt. Gorongoza)
  • Apus barbatus hollidayi: Victoria Falls area on Zambia/Zimbabwe border
  • Apus sladeniae: Locally in se Nigeria, w Cameroon, Bioko I. and w Angola
  • Apus balstoni balstoni: Madagascar
  • Apus balstoni mayottensis: Comoro Islands
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English:
African, Fernando Po or Madagascar Swift
French:
Martinet du Cap, M. de Fernando Po ou M. malgache


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African Black Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African Black Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
African Black Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African Black Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African, Fernando Po or Madagascar Swift ( Apus [barbatus, sladeniae or balstoni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African, Fernando Po or Madagascar Swift ( Apus [barbatus, sladeniae or balstoni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African, Fernando Po or Madagascar Swift ( Apus [barbatus, sladeniae or balstoni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African, Fernando Po or Madagascar Swift ( Apus [barbatus, sladeniae or balstoni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African, Fernando Po or Madagascar Swift ( Apus [barbatus, sladeniae or balstoni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African, Fernando Po or Madagascar Swift ( Apus [barbatus, sladeniae or balstoni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African, Fernando Po or Madagascar Swift ( Apus [barbatus, sladeniae or balstoni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African, Fernando Po or Madagascar Swift ( Apus [barbatus, sladeniae or balstoni])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
African, Fernando Po or Madagascar Swift ( Apus [barbatus, sladeniae or balstoni])
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Martinet du Cap ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
African Swiftlet ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Black Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African Black Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
African Black Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Apus sladeniae [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Apus barbatus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Swartwindswael
Catalan: Falciot del Cap
Czech: Rorýs kapský
Danish: Afrikansk Sort Sejler
German: Kapsegler
English: African Black Swift, African Swift, African Swiftlet, African, Fernando Po or Madagascar Swift
Esperanto: Afrika apuso
Spanish: Vencejo de El Cabo
Estonian: madagaskari piiritaja (madagaskari piirpääsuke)
Finnish: Afrikantervakiitäjä
French: Martinet du Cap, Martinet du Cap, M. de Fernando Po ou M. malgache
Hungarian: fokföldi sarlósfecske
Italian: Rondone nero africano
Japanese (romaji): nanaamatsubame
Japanese: ナンアアマツバメ, ミナミクロアマツバメ
Kwangali: Sisampamema
Scientific: Apus [barbatus, sladeniae or balstoni], Apus barbatus, Apus barbatus barbatus, Apus barbatus sladeniae, Apus sladeniae, Cypselus barbatus, Cypselus sladeniae
Lithuanian: Afrikinis čiurlys
Malagasy: Fangalamoty, Tsidisidina
Dutch: Kaapse Gierzwaluw
Norwegian: Negerseiler
Polish: jerzyk afrykanski, jerzyk afrykański, Jerzyk zatokowy
Portuguese: Andorinhão petro africano
Russian: Капский стриж, Стриж африканский
Slovak: dáždovník cierny, dáždovník tmavoprsý
Sotho, Southern: Lehaqasi
Swedish: Svartseglare
Swahili: Teleka Mweusi
Tswana: Pêolwane
Tsonga: Nkonjana
Ukrainian: Серпокрилець капський
Xhosa: Ihlabankomo
Chinese: 非洲黑雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲黑雨燕
Zulu: iHlabankomo

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