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African or Malagasy Palm-Swift

Cypsiurus [parvus or gracilis] (= Cypsiurus parvus) (Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823)

The African palm swift is a small swift. It is very similar to the Asian palm swift, Cypsiurus balasiensis, and was formerly considered to be the same species. The Malagasy palm swift was also recently split from this species. This is a common species with a very wide distribution which faces no obvious threats and may be increasing in numbers as a result of the cultivation of the exotic Washington palm, so the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of "least concern". Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
   Cypsiurus
Scientific:
  Cypsiurus parvus


Original description

Citation:
  (Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823)

Reference:
  Verz.Doubl.Zool.Mus.Berlin p.58

Protonym:
  Cypselus parvus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28229344


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  483A2A51F4A5E37E

Avibase ID:
  avibase-483A2A51

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/483A2A51


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555001

Geographic range:

  • Cypsiurus parvus parvus: Senegambia east to South Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethiopia; also southwestern Saudi Arabia and western Yemen
  • Cypsiurus parvus brachypterus: Sierra Leone to northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, and Gulf of Guinea islands
  • Cypsiurus parvus myochrous: southern South Sudan south to northeastern South Africa
  • Cypsiurus parvus laemostigma: Coastal lowlands of s Somalia to Mozambique
  • Cypsiurus parvus hyphaenes: N Namibia and n Botswana
  • Cypsiurus parvus celer: Mozambique to Natal
  • Cypsiurus gracilis gracilis: Madagascar
  • Cypsiurus gracilis griveaudi: Comoro Islands
  • Show more...
English:
African or Malagasy Palm-Swift
French:
Martinet des palmes ou M. de Madagascar


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African or Malagasy Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus [parvus or gracilis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African or Malagasy Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus [parvus or gracilis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
African or Malagasy Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus [parvus or gracilis])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Martinet des palmes ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Martinet des palmes ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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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:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cypsiurus parvus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cypsiurus parvus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Cypsiurus [parvus, gracilis or balasiensis]

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Palmwindswael, Palmwindswael/Madagaskarpalmwindswael
Catalan: Falciot de palmera africà
Czech: rorýs africký, Rorýs malý
Danish: Afrikansk Palmesejler
German: Palmensegler, Palmsegler
English: African or Malagasy Palm-Swift, African Palm Swift, African Palm-Swift, Old World Palm-Swift, Palm Swift
English, HBW: African Palm-swift
English (IOC): African Palm Swift, African/Malagasy Palm Swift
English (Kenya): African Palm Swift
English (United States): African Palm-Swift
Esperanto: Afrika palmapuso
Spanish: Vencejo Africano, Vencejo Palmero, Vencejo Palmero Africano
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo Palmero Africano
Spanish (HBW): African Palm-Swift
Estonian: aafrika palmipiiritaja
Finnish: Afrikanpalmukiitäjä
French: Martinet des palmes, Martinet des palmes ou M. de Madagascar, Martinet des palmiers
Hindi: Ulavara kuruvi
Hungarian: afrikai pálmasarlósfecske
Indonesian: Waletpalem
Icelandic: Pálmasvölungur
Italian: Rondone delle palme africano
Japanese (romaji): yashiamatsubame
Japanese: ヤシアマツバメ
Kwangali: Sisampamema
Scientific: Cypselus parvus, Cypsiurus [parvus or gracilis], Cypsiurus parvus, Cypsiurus parvus parvus
Lithuanian: Afrikinis palminis čiurlys
Latvian: Āfrikas palmu svīre
Malagasy: Fangalamoty, Manaviandro, tsidintsidina, Tsidisidina
Malayalam: 0
Dutch: Afrikaanse Palmgierzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Afrikapalmeseglar
Norwegian: Afrikapalmeseiler, Palmeseiler
Polish: jerzyk palmowy
Portuguese: Andorinhão-das-palmeiras, Andorinhão-de-palmeiras, Andorinhão-dos-palmares
Portuguese (Portugal): Andorinhão-dos-palmares
Russian: Африканский пальмовый стриж, пальмовый стриж, Стриж африканский пальмовый
Slovak: sŕpik vidlochvostý
Slovenian: afriški palmov hudournik
Serbian: Afrička palmina čiopa
Swedish: Afrikansk palmseglare
Swahili: Teleka Mkia-mrefu
Turkish: palmiye ebabili
Tsonga: Nkonjana
Ukrainian: Серпокрилець пальмовий
Chinese: 棕雨燕, 非洲棕雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲棕雨燕

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