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Gray Swiflet [incl. aerophilus, maratuus and mearnsi]

Aerodramus vestitus [incl. aerophilus, maratua and mearnsi] (= Aerodramus vestitus) (Lesson, RP 1843)

The edible-nest swiftlet, also known as the white-nest swiftlet, is a small bird of the swift family which is found in South-East Asia. Its opaque and whitish nest is made exclusively of solidified saliva and is the main ingredient of bird's nest soup, a delicacy of Chinese cuisine. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
   Aerodramus
Scientific:
  Aerodramus vestitus


Original description

Citation:
  (Lesson, RP 1843)

Reference:
   Echo Monde Sav. (2), 10 no.6 col.134

Protonym:
  Salangana vestita

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/47080557


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  9418FA6D0ABBCA65

Avibase ID:
  avibase-9418FA6D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/9418FA6D


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 693295

Geographic range:

  • Aerodramus salangana aerophilus: Nias and adjacent islands off w Sumatra
  • Aerodramus salangana maratua: Maratua Archipelago (off ne Borneo)
  • Aerodramus vestitus: Sumatra, Belitung I. and Borneo
English:
Gray Swiflet [incl. aerophilus, maratuus and mearnsi]
French:
Salangane à croupion brun (incl. aerophilus, maratuus and mearnsi)


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Gray Swiflet [incl. aerophilus, maratuus and mearnsi] ( Aerodramus vestitus [incl. aerophilus, maratua and mearnsi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Gray Swiflet (incl. aerophilus, maratuus and mearnsi) ( Aerodramus vestitus [incl. aerophilus, maratua and mearnsi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Gray Swiflet (incl. aerophilus, maratuus and mearnsi) ( Aerodramus vestitus [incl. aerophilus, maratua and mearnsi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Gray Swiflet (incl. aerophilus, maratuus and mearnsi) ( Aerodramus vestitus [incl. aerophilus, maratua and mearnsi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Gray Swiflet (incl. aerophilus, maratuus and mearnsi) ( Aerodramus vestitus [incl. aerophilus, maratua and mearnsi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Gray Swiflet [incl. aerophilus, maratuus and mearnsi] ( Aerodramus vestitus [incl. aerophilus, maratua and mearnsi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Gray Swiflet [incl. aerophilus, maratuus and mearnsi] ( Aerodramus vestitus [incl. aerophilus, maratua and mearnsi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Gray Swiflet [incl. aerophilus, maratuus and mearnsi] ( Aerodramus vestitus [incl. aerophilus, maratua and mearnsi])
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Collocalia vestita
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Collocalia vestita [version 2]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Collocalia vestita [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Aerodramus [fuciphagus sensu lato, whiteheadi, maximus or spodiopygius]

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Danish: Brungumpet Salangan
English: Gray Swiflet (incl. aerophilus, maratuus and mearnsi), Gray Swiflet [incl. aerophilus, maratuus and mearnsi]
Finnish: ruskoperäsalangaani
French: Salangane à croupion brun, Salangane à croupion brun (incl. aerophilus, maratuus and mearnsi)
Scientific: Aerodramus fuciphagus vestitus, Aerodramus vestitus, Aerodramus vestitus [incl. aerophilus, maratua and mearnsi], Collocalia vestita, Salangana vestita
Polish: salangana malajska
Russian: Серая салангана
Slovak: salangána sumatranská

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