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Brown-backed or Purple Needletail

Hirundapus [giganteus or celebensis] (= Hirundapus giganteus) (Temminck, CJ 1825)




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Temminck, CJ 1825)

Reference:
   Nouv. Recueil Pl. Color. Ois. livr.61 pl.364

Protonym:
  Cypselus giganteus


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  B0421125C29EBE10

Avibase ID:
  avibase-B0421125

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B0421125


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554987

Geographic range:

  • Hirundapus giganteus giganteus: Malay Peninsula, Greater Sundas and Palawan
  • Hirundapus giganteus indicus: SW India and Sri Lanka; Bangladesh to SE Asia, Andaman Is.
  • Hirundapus celebensis: N Sulawesi and Philippines (absent from Palawan)
English:
Brown-backed or Purple Needletail
French:
Martinet géant ou M. des Célèbes


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Brown-backed or Purple Needletail ( Hirundapus [giganteus or celebensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Brown-backed or Purple Needletail ( Hirundapus [giganteus or celebensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Brown-backed or Purple Needletail ( Hirundapus [giganteus or celebensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Brown-backed or Purple Needletail ( Hirundapus [giganteus or celebensis])
Clements 1st edition:
Brown Needletail ( Hirundapus giganteus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Hirundapus giganteus [version 3]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Hirund-apus giganteus [version 3]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Hirund-apus giganteus [version 3]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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

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Other synonyms

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English: Brown Needletail, Brown-backed or Purple Needletail
Esperanto: Brundorsa hirundapuso
French: Martinet géant, Martinet géant ou M. des Célèbes
Scientific: Cypselus giganteus, Hirundapus [giganteus or celebensis], Hirundapus giganteus, Hirund-apus giganteus, Hirundapus giganteus giganteus
Ukrainian: Колючохвіст великий

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