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Great Woodswallow

Artamus maximus Meyer, AB 1874

The great woodswallow, also known as the greater woodswallow, giant woodswallow or New Guinea woodswallow is a species of bird in the family Artamidae. As its name implies, it is the largest member of the genus Artamus, averaging 20 centimetres (7.87 in) in length and 61 grams (2.2 oz) in mass. In appearance the great woodswallow is very similar to the more widespread white-breasted woodswallow but can be distinguished by its darker black upper side plumage and by the presence of a semi-oval black patch below the throat. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Artamidae
Genus:
   Artamus
Scientific:
  Artamus maximus


Original description

Citation:
  Meyer, AB 1874

Reference:
   Sitz. Math.-Nat. Cl. K. Akad. Wiss. Wien 69 p.203

Protonym:
  Artamus maximus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8662676


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  776CBB162499140C

Avibase ID:
  avibase-776CBB16

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/776CBB16


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 558763

Geographic range:

  • Artamus maximus: Mountains of New Guinea
English:
Great Woodswallow
Catalan:
artami gros
Czech:
lasolet horský
Danish:
Stor Svalestær
German:
Riesenschwalbenstar
Spanish:
Artamo Grande
Spanish (Spain):
Artamo Grande
Finnish:
papuanleiju
French:
Grand Langrayen
Croatian:
velika lastavičarka
Hungarian:
óriás-fecskeseregély
Italian:
Rondine boschereccia maggiore
Japanese (romaji):
papuamoritsubame
Japanese:
パプアモリツバメ
Lithuanian:
Didysis artamas
Dutch:
Grote Spitsvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Fjellsvalestare
Norwegian:
Fjellsvalestær
Polish:
ostrolot duży
Portuguese:
andorinha-do-mato-grande
Russian:
Большой артам
Slovak:
hmyziar veľký
Serbian:
Velika šumska lasta
Swedish:
papuansk svalstare
Ukrainian:
Ланграйн великий
Chinese:
大燕鵙
Chinese (Traditional):
大燕鵙


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Grand Langrayen ( Artamus maximus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Grand Langrayen ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 1st edition:
Greater Wood Swallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements, version 2021:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 3rd edition:
Greater Wood Swallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 4th edition:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 6th edition:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements, version 2015:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements, version 2016:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements, version 2017:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements, version 2018:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Clements, version 2019:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
eBird version 1.50:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
eBird version 1.52:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
eBird version 1.53:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
eBird version 1.54:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
eBird version 1.55:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
eBird version 2015:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
eBird version 2016:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
eBird version 2017:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
eBird version 2018:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
eBird version 2019:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
eBird version 2021:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Papuan Wood Swallow ( Artamus maximus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Papuan Wood Swallow ( Artamus maximus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Great Wood-swallow ( Artamus maximus)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Artamus maximus
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Artamus maximus
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Artamus maximus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Great Woodswallow ( Artamus maximus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Artamus maximus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Artamus maximus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: artami gros
Czech: lasolet horský, Lasolet velký
Danish: Stor Svalestær
German: Riesenschwalbenstar, Riesen-Schwalbenstar
English: Black-breasted Woodswallow, Giant Woodswallow, Great Woodswallow, Great Wood-swallow, Greater Wood Swallow, Greater Woodswallow, Papuan Wood Swallow, Papuan Woodswallow
English, HBW: Great Woodswallow
English (IOC): Great Woodswallow
English (United States): Great Woodswallow
Esperanto: Giganta artamo, Grandega artamo
Spanish: Artamo Grande, Golondrina del Bosque Papú
Spanish (Spain): Artamo Grande
Spanish (HBW): Great Woodswallow
Estonian: paapua tuulas
Finnish: Papuanleiju
French: Grand Langrayen, Langrayen géant
Croatian: velika lastavičarka
Hungarian: óriás-fecskeseregély
Indonesian: Kekep Besar
Italian: Artamo papua, Rondine boschereccia maggiore
Japanese (romaji): papuamoritsubame
Japanese: パプアモリツバメ
Kirghiz: ири токой чабалекейи
Scientific: Artamus maximus, Artamus maximus wahgiensis
Lithuanian: Didysis artamas
Dutch: Grote Spitsvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Fjellsvalestare
Norwegian: Fjellsvalestær
Polish: ostrolot duzy, ostrolot duży
Portuguese: andorinha-do-mato-grande
Portuguese (Portugal): andorinha-do-bosque-grande
Russian: Большой артам
Slovak: hmyziar veľký
Serbian: Velika šumska lasta
Swedish: Papuansk svalstare, papuasvalstare
Turkish: Büyük ormankırlangıcı
Ukrainian: Ланграйн великий
Uzbek: катта ўрмон қалдирғочи
Chinese: 大燕鵙
Chinese (Traditional): 大燕鵙

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