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Plain Swift

Apus unicolor (Jardine, 1830)

The Plain Swift (Apus unicolor) is a medium-sized swift. Although this bird is superficially similar to a Barn Swallow or House Martin, it is not related to those passerine species. The resemblances between the groups are due to convergent evolution reflecting similar life styles. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
  Apus

Scientific:
  Apus unicolor

Citation:
  (Jardine, 1830)

Reference:
  Edinb.J.Nat.Geogr.Sci. 1 no.4 p.242 pl.6

Protonym:
  Cypselus unicolor

Avibase ID:
  59A5A24E0F334354

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/59A5A24E

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555006

Geographic range:

  • Apus unicolor: Madeira and w Canary Islands; winters in n Africa
English:
Plain Swift
Czech:
rorýs jednobarvý
German:
Einfarbsegler
Danish:
Ensfarvet Sejler
Spanish:
Vencejo Unicolor
Finnish:
madeirankiitäjä
French:
Martinet unicolore
Icelandic:
Niðsvölungur
Italian:
Rondone unicolore
Japanese:
haiiroamatsubame
Japanese:
ハイイロアマツバメ
Dutch:
Madeiragierzwaluw
Norwegian:
Kanariseiler
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kanariseglar
Polish:
jerzyk jednobarwny
Portuguese:
Andorinhão-da-serra
Russian:
Одноцветный стриж
Slovak:
dážďovník morský
Swedish:
enfärgad seglare
Ukrainian:
Серпокрилець канарський
Chinese:
纯色雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
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):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Martinet unicolore ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Martinet unicolore ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Plain-colored Swift ( Apus unicolor)
Clements 4th edition:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
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:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [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:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
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:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
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:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Apus unicolor
James Lee Peters (original):
Apus unicolor unicolor [version 2]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Apus unicolor unicolor [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Plain Swift ( Apus unicolor) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Apus unicolor [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Apus unicolor [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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

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Other related concepts

Other synonyms


Catalan: Falciot unicolor
Czech: Rorýs jednobarvý
Danish: Ensfarvet Sejler
German: Einfarbsegler
English: Plain Swift, Plain-colored Swift, Plain-coloured Swift
English (IOC): Plain Swift
Spanish: Vencejo Unicolor
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo Unicolor
Spanish (HBW): Vencejo unicolor
Estonian: Saarepiiritaja, saarepiiritaja (saare-piirpääsuke), saarepiiritaja e. saare-piirpääsuke
Basque: Falciot unicolor
Finnish: Madeirankiitäjä
French: Martinet unicolore
Galician: Cirrio unicolor, Falciot unicolor
Hebrew: סיס קנרי
Croatian: Kanarska čiopa
Hungarian: egyszínű sarlósfecske
Icelandic: Niðsvölungur
Italian: Rondone unicolore
Japanese: haiiroamatsubame, yoaroppaamatsubame
Japanese: ハイイロアマツバメ, ヨアロッパアマツバメ
Scientific: Apus unicolor, Apus unicolor unicolor, Cypselus unicolor
Lithuanian: vienaspalvis čiurlys, Vienspalvis čiurlys
Latvian: vienmuļā svīre
Dutch: Madeiragierzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kanariseglar
Norwegian: Enfargeseiler, Kanariseiler
Polish: jerzyk jednobarwny
Portuguese: Andorinhão-da-serra
Portuguese (Portugal): Andorinhão-da-serra
Russian: Одноцветный стриж, Стриж однотонный
Slovak: dážďovník morský
Slovenian: enobarvni hudournik
Serbian: Kanarska čiopa
Swedish: Enfärgad seglare
Turkish: Kara Ebabil
Ukrainian: Серпокрилець канарський
Chinese: 纯色雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 純色雨燕

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