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Uniform, Grey or Palawan Swiftlet

Aerodramus [vanikorensis, amelis or palawensis] (= Aerodramus vanikorensis) (Quoy, JRC; Gaimard, JP 1832)

The uniform swiftlet,, also known as the Vanikoro or lowland swiftlet, is a gregarious, medium-sized swiftlet with a shallowly forked tail. The colouring is dark grey-brown, darker on the upperparts with somewhat paler underparts, especially on chin and throat. This species is widespread from the Philippines through Wallacea, New Guinea and Melanesia. It forages for flying insects primarily in lowland forests and open areas. It nests in caves where it uses its sense of echolocation, rare in birds, to navigate. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Quoy, JRC; Gaimard, JP 1832)

Reference:
   Voy. Astrolabe [Dumont D'Urville], Zool. 1 p.206 AtlasOis. pl.12 fig.3

Imprint year:
  1830

Protonym:
  Hirundo vanikorensis

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2064262


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  B0E1559E13F3ED25

Avibase ID:
  avibase-B0E1559E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B0E1559E


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 178019

Geographic range:

  • Aerodramus palawanensis: Palawan (sw Philippines)
  • Aerodramus vanikorensis vanikorensis: Santa Cruz Islands (including Duff and Swallow) and Vanuatu
  • Aerodramus vanikorensis aenigma: Central and se Sulawesi and Muna I.
  • Aerodramus vanikorensis heinrichi: S Sulawesi
  • Aerodramus vanikorensis moluccarum: S Moluccas (Seram, Ambon, Banda, Gorong, Tayandu, Kai Is.)
  • Aerodramus vanikorensis waigeuensis: N Moluccas (Morotai and Halmahera) and w Papuan islands
  • Aerodramus vanikorensis steini: Biak and Numfor islands (off nw New Guinea)
  • Aerodramus vanikorensis yorki: Aru Islands, New Guinea and D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago
  • Aerodramus vanikorensis tagulae: Louisiade Archipelago, Trobriand Islands and Woodlark I.
  • Aerodramus vanikorensis coultasi: Admiralty Is. (Manus, Rambutyo, Los Negros); St. Matthias Is.
  • Aerodramus vanikorensis pallens: New Britain, New Ireland, Dyaul I. and New Hanover
  • Aerodramus vanikorensis lihirensis: Lihir, Feni, Tabar, Nuguria and Hibernian is. (e of New Ireland)
  • Aerodramus vanikorensis lugubris: Solomon Islands
  • Aerodramus amelis: Philippines (Luzon, Mindoro, Cebu, Bohol and Mindanao)
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English:
Uniform, Grey or Palawan Swiftlet
French:
Salangane de Vanikoro, S. grise ou S. de Palawan


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Uniform, Grey or Palawan Swiftlet ( Aerodramus [vanikorensis, amelis or palawensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Uniform, Grey or Palawan Swiftlet ( Aerodramus [vanikorensis, amelis or palawensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Uniform, Grey or Palawan Swiftlet ( Aerodramus [vanikorensis, amelis or palawensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Uniform, Grey or Palawan Swiftlet ( Aerodramus [vanikorensis, amelis or palawensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Uniform, Grey or Palawan Swiftlet ( Aerodramus [vanikorensis, amelis or palawensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Uniform, Grey or Palawan Swiftlet ( Aerodramus [vanikorensis, amelis or palawensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Uniform, Grey or Palawan Swiftlet ( Aerodramus [vanikorensis, amelis or palawensis])
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Salangane de Vanikoro ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 5]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Uniform Swiftlet ( Aerodramus vanikorensis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aerodramus vanikorensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Aerodramus vanikorensis [version 5]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Aerodramus [vanikorensis, amelis, infuscatus, palawensis or mearnsi]

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Catalan: Salangana de l'illa Vanikoro
Czech: salangana mechová
Danish: Ensfarvet Salangan
German: Einfarbsalangane
English: Uniform Swiftlet, Uniform, Grey or Palawan Swiftlet
Esperanto: Vanikora apuseto
Spanish: Salangana de la Sonda, Salangana de Vanikoro
Estonian: pruunsalangaan
Finnish: alankosalangaani
French: Salangane de Vanikoro, Salangane de Vanikoro, S. grise ou S. de Palawan
Hungarian: egyszínű szalangána
Indonesian: Walet Polos
Italian: Salangana uniforme
Japanese (romaji): kokeanatsubame
Japanese: コケアナツバメ
Scientific: Aerodramus [vanikorensis, amelis or palawensis], Aerodramus vanikorensis, Aerodramus vanikorensis vanikorensis, Hirundo vanikorensis
Lithuanian: Pilkasis erodramas
Dutch: Grijze Salangaan
Norwegian: Monsunsalangan
Palauan: Chesisekiaid
Polish: salangana jednobarwna
Russian: Серая салангана
Slovak: salangána ostrovná
Swedish: Enfärgad salangan
Ukrainian: Салангана бура
Chinese: 纯色金丝燕
Chinese (Traditional): 純色金絲燕

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