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White-throated or Silver-backed Needletail [excl. ernsti]

Hirundapus caudacutus [caudacutus or cochinchinensis, excl. ernsti] (= Hirundapus caudacutus) (Latham, J 1802)

The white-throated needletail, also known as needle-tailed swift or spine-tailed swift, is a large swift in the genus Hirundapus. It is reputed to reach speeds of up to 170 km/h in horizontal flight, but this is unverified because the methods used to measure its speed have not been published. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
   Hirundapus
Scientific:
  Hirundapus caudacutus


Original description

Citation:
  (Latham, J 1802)

Reference:
   Suppl. Indicis Orn.

Imprint year:
  1801

Protonym:
  Hirundo caudacuta

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33261431


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  97FD7AD48B67C504

Avibase ID:
  avibase-97FD7AD4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/97FD7AD4


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 178021

Geographic range:

  • Hirundapus caudacutus caudacutus: Siberia to Japan and Kuril Islands.; winters to Australia
  • Hirundapus caudacutus nudipes: Himalayas to sw China; winters to India and Myanmar
  • Hirundapus cochinchinensis formosanus: Taiwan
  • Hirundapus cochinchinensis rupchandi: Central Nepal; winters to Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Java
English:
White-throated or Silver-backed Needletail [excl. ernsti]
French:
Martinet épineux ou M. de Cochinchine [excl. ernsti]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
White-throated or Silver-backed Needletail [excl. ernsti] ( Hirundapus caudacutus [caudacutus or cochinchinensis, excl. ernsti])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
White-throated or Silver-backed Needletail [excl. ernsti] ( Hirundapus caudacutus [caudacutus or cochinchinensis, excl. ernsti])
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Hirund-apus caudacutus [version 3]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Hirund-apus caudacutus [version 3]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Hirundapus [caudacutus, cochinchinensis, giganteus or celebensis]

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English: White-throated or Silver-backed Needletail [excl. ernsti]
Esperanto: Pintvosta apuso
French: Martinet épineux, Martinet épineux ou M. de Cochinchine [excl. ernsti]
Scientific: Hirundapus caudacutus, Hirund-apus caudacutus, Hirundapus caudacutus [caudacutus or cochinchinensis, excl. ernsti]

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