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Philippine Needletail

Mearnsia picina (Tweeddale, 1879)

The Philippine Spine-tailed Swift (Mearnsia picina), also known as the Philippine Needletail, is a species of swift in the Apodidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
  Mearnsia

Scientific:
  Mearnsia picina

Citation:
  (Tweeddale, 1879)

Reference:
  PZS(1878) Pt4 p.944 pl.59

Protonym:
  Chaetura picina

Avibase ID:
  5B67443F9112FCBF

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/5B67443F

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554975


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Mearnsia picina: Philippines (Cebu, Leyte, Mindanao, Negros, Biliran, Samar)
English:
Philippine Needletail
Czech:
rorýs ostnitoocasý
German:
Philippinensegler
Danish:
Hvidvinget Tornhalesejler
Spanish:
Vencejo Filipino
Finnish:
filippiinienkiitäjä
French:
Martinet des Philippines
Italian:
Rondone codaspinosa delle Filippine
Japanese:
firipinharioamatsubame
Japanese:
フィリピンハリオアマツバメ
Dutch:
Filipijnse Gierzwaluw
Norwegian:
Hvitvingeseiler
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kvitvengseglar
Polish:
krótkosternik filipinski
Russian:
Филиппинский иглохвост
Slovak:
srp ihlochvostý
Swedish:
filippinsk taggstjärtseglare
Ukrainian:
Голкохвіст філіпінський
Chinese:
白喉针尾雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Philippine Spinetail ( Mearnsia picina)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Philippine Spinetail ( Mearnsia picina)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Philippine Spinetail ( Mearnsia picina)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Philippine Spinetail ( Mearnsia picina)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Philippine Spinetail ( Mearnsia picina)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Philippine Spinetail ( Mearnsia picina)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Martinet des Philippines ( Mearnsia picina)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Martinet des Philippines ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 1st edition:
Philippine Spinetail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 3rd edition:
Philippine Spinetail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 4th edition:
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 6th edition:
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements, version 2015:
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements, version 2016:
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements, version 2017:
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements, version 2018:
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Clements, version 2019:
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
eBird version 1.50:
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
eBird version 1.52:
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
eBird version 1.53:
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
eBird version 1.54:
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
eBird version 1.55:
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
eBird version 2015:
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
eBird version 2016:
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
eBird version 2017:
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
eBird version 2018:
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
eBird version 2019:
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Philippine Spinetailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Philippine Spinetail ( Mearnsia picina)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Philippine Spinetail ( Mearnsia picina)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Philippine Spinetail ( Mearnsia picina)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Philippine Spinetail ( Mearnsia picina)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Philippine Spinetail ( Mearnsia picina)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Philippine Spine-tailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Philippine Spine-tailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Philippine Spine-tailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
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:
Philippine Spine-tailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Philippine Spine-tailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Philippine Spine-tailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Philippine Spine-tailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Philippine Spine-tailed Swift ( Mearnsia picina)
Oriental Bird Club:
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
James Lee Peters:
Mearnsia picina
James Lee Peters (original):
Mearnsia picina
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Mearnsia picina
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Philippine Needletail ( Mearnsia picina)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Mearnsia picina
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Mearnsia picina

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Falciot cuaespinós de les Filipines
Czech: rorýs ostnitoocasý, Rorýs ostroocasý
Danish: Hvidvinget Sejler, Hvidvinget Tornhalesejler
German: Philippinen Segler, Philippinensegler
English: Philippine Needletail, Philippine Spinetail, Philippine Spinetail Swift, Philippine Spinetailed Swift, Philippine Spine-tailed Swift, Phillipine Needletail
English (IOC): Philippine Spine-tailed Swift
Spanish: Rabitojo Malayo, Vencejo Filipino
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo filipino
Spanish (HBW): Philippine Needletail
Estonian: laiktiib-kammsaba
Finnish: Filippiinienkiitäjä
French: Martinet des Philippines
Hungarian: fülöp-szigeteki sarlósfecske
Italian: Rondone codaspinosa delle Filippine
Japanese: firipinharioamatsubame
Japanese: フィリピンハリオアマツバメ
Scientific: Chaetura picina, Mearnsia picina
Lithuanian: Filipininė mearnsija
Dutch: Filipijnse Gierzwaluw, Filippijnse Gierzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kvitvengseglar
Norwegian: Hvitvingeseiler
Polish: krótkosternik filipinski, krótkosternik filipiński
Russian: Стриж иглохвостый филиппинский, Филиппинский иглохвост
Slovak: srp ihlochvostý
Serbian: Filipinska iglorepa čiopa
Swedish: Filippinsk taggstjärtseglare
Ukrainian: Голкохвіст філіпінський
Chinese: *白喉针尾雨燕, 白喉针尾雨燕, 菲律宾针尾雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 白喉刺尾雨燕

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