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Red-billed or Black-billed Streamertail

Trochilus [polytmus or scitulus] (= Trochilus polytmus) Linnaeus, C 1758

The red-billed streamertail, also known as the doctor bird, scissor-tail or scissors tail hummingbird, is indigenous to Jamaica, where it is the most abundant and widespread member of the hummingbird family. While most authorities now consider it a separate species, some continue to consider it conspecific with the black-billed streamertail. The red-billed streamertail is the national bird of Jamaica. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Trochilidae
Genus:
   Trochilus
Scientific:
  Trochilus polytmus


Original description

Citation:
  Linnaeus, C 1758

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.120

Protonym:
  Trochilus Polytmus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727025


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  6CC9C790F0E9F3B5

Avibase ID:
  avibase-6CC9C790

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/6CC9C790


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555141

Geographic range:

  • Trochilus polytmus: Jamaica (except in the far east)
  • Trochilus scitulus: extreme eastern Jamaica (east of the Rio Grande Valley and the Morant River Valley, and in the easternmost Blue Mountains)
English:
Red-billed or Black-billed Streamertail
French:
Colibri à tête noire ou C. à bec noir


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl. and addendum):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 62nd suppl.):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Red-billed or Black-billed Streamertail ( Trochilus [polytmus or scitulus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Red-billed or Black-billed Streamertail ( Trochilus [polytmus or scitulus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Red-billed or Black-billed Streamertail ( Trochilus [polytmus or scitulus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Red-billed or Black-billed Streamertail ( Trochilus [polytmus or scitulus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Red-billed or Black-billed Streamertail ( Trochilus [polytmus or scitulus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Red-billed or Black-billed Streamertail ( Trochilus [polytmus or scitulus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Red-billed or Black-billed Streamertail ( Trochilus [polytmus or scitulus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Red-billed or Black-billed Streamertail ( Trochilus [polytmus or scitulus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Red-billed or Black-billed Streamertail ( Trochilus [polytmus or scitulus])
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Colibri à tête noire ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Red-billed/Black-billed Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus/scitulus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Trochilus polytmus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Trochilus polytmus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Trochilus polytmus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Streamertail ( Trochilus polytmus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Catalan: Colibrí cua-de-cinta bec-roig
Czech: kolibřík červenozobý, Kolibrík vlajkoocasý
Danish: Rødnæbbet Vimpelhale, Vimpelhale
German: Jamaikasylphe, Wimpelschwanz
English: Red-billed or Black-billed Streamertail, Red-billed Streamertail, Red-billed/Black-billed Streamertail, Streamertail, Western Streamertail
English, HBW: Red-billed/Black-billed Streamertail
English (IOC): Red-billed/Black-billed Streamertail
English (United States): Streamertail
Spanish: Colibrí Doctor de Pico Rojo, Colibrí Portacintas
Spanish (Spain): Colibrí portacintas, Colibrí portacintas piquirrojo
Spanish (HBW): Streamertail
Finnish: Jamaikanpyrstökolibri
French: Colibri à longs brins, Colibri à tête noire, Colibri à tête noire ou C. à bec noir
Hungarian: piroscsőrű szalagoskolibri
Icelandic: Halabríi
Italian: Colibrì coda a bandiera, Vessillario, Vessillario beccorosso
Japanese (romaji): fukinagashihachidori
Japanese: フキナガシハチドリ
Scientific: Trochilus [polytmus or scitulus], Trochilus polytmus, Trochilus polytmus polytmus, Trochilus polytmus/scitulus
Lithuanian: Raudonsnapis vėliauodegis kolibris
Dutch: Wimpelstaartkolibrie
Norwegian Nynorsk: Strimmelstjert
Norwegian: Rødnebbstrimmelstjert, Strimmelstjert
Polish: koliber czarnoglowy, koliber czarnogłowy
Portuguese: Beija-flor-de-cabeça-preta
Portuguese (Portugal): colibri-rabilongo-de-bico-vermelho
Russian: Вымпелохвостый колибри, Красноклювый вымпелохвост, Красноклювый]Вымпелохвостый колибри
Slovak: kolibrík cervenozobý, kolibrík červenozobý
Swedish: Rödnäbbad fladderstjärt, rödnäbbad/svartnäbbad vimpelkolibri
Turkish: Jamaika kırmızı gagalı kolibrisi
Ukrainian: Колібрі вимпелохвостий
Chinese: 红嘴长尾蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 紅嘴綬帶蜂鳥

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