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Wire-tailed Swallow

Hirundo smithii Leach, 1818

The Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. Swallows are somewhat similar in habits and appearance to other aerial insectivores, such as the related martins and the unrelated swifts (order Apodiformes). Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Hirundinidae
Genus:
  Hirundo

Scientific:
  Hirundo smithii

Citation:
  Leach, 1818

Reference:
  Narr.Exped.Zaire[Tuckey] p.407

Protonym:
  Hirundo Smithii

Avibase ID:
  B79D6B3DD15ECB2B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B79D6B3D

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560487

Geographic range:

  • Hirundo smithii smithii: Widespread Africa south of the Sahara
  • Hirundo smithii filifera: Afghanistan and Baluchistan to India, Myanmar and Indochina
English:
Wire-tailed Swallow
Czech:
vlaštovka dlouhoocasá
German:
Rotkappenschwalbe
Danish:
Trådhalesvale
Spanish:
Golondrina Colilarga
Finnish:
jouhipääsky
French:
Hirondelle à longs brins
Icelandic:
Þráðsvala
Italian:
Rondine codafili
Japanese:
hariotsubame
Japanese:
ハリオツバメ
Dutch:
Roodkruinzwaluw
Norwegian:
Trådhalesvale
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Trådhalesvale
Polish:
jaskólka rdzawoglowa
Portuguese:
Andorinha de cauda longa
Russian:
Нитехвостая ласточка
Slovak:
lastovička hnedohlavá
Swedish:
trådstjärtad svala
Ukrainian:
Ластівка ниткохвоста
Chinese:
线尾燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Hirondelle à longs brins ( Hirundo smithii) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements 1st edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Oriental Bird Club:
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James Lee Peters:
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James Lee Peters (original):
Hirundo smithii [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Draadstertswael
Bengali: তারলেজা আবাবিল
Catalan: oreneta cuallarga
Czech: Vlaštovka dlouhoocasá
Danish: Trådhalesvale
German: Rotkappenschwalbe
English: African Wire-tailed Swallow, Wiretailed Swallow, Wire-tailed Swallow
English (IOC): Wire-tailed Swallow
English (Kenya): Wire-tailed Swallow
Spanish: Golondrina Cola de Cerdas, Golondrina Colilarga
Spanish (Spain): Golondrina Colilarga
Spanish (HBW): Wire-tailed Swallow
Estonian: niitsaba-pääsuke
Persian: پرستوی سرسرخ
Finnish: Jouhipääsky
French: Hirondelle à longs brins
Hungarian: drótfarkú fecske
Icelandic: Þráðsvala
Italian: Rondine codafili, Rondine codasottile di Smith
Japanese: hari-o tsubame, hariotsubame
Japanese: ハリオツバメ
Japanese (Kanji): 針尾燕
Kwangali: Sisampamema
Scientific: Hirundo smithi, Hirundo smithii, Hirundo smithii smithii
Lithuanian: Siūlauodegė kregždė, Siūlauodegė šelmeninė kregždė
Latvian: drātsastes bezdelīga
Malayalam: കമ്പിവാലൻ കത്രിക, കമ്പിവാലന്‍  കത്രികപ്പക്ഷി 
Dutch: Roodkruinzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Trådhalesvale
Norwegian: Trådhalesvale
Polish: jaskólka rdzawoglowa, jaskółka rdzawogłowa
Pinyin: xiàn-wěi yàn
Portuguese: Andorinha de cauda longa, Andorinha-cauda-de-arame, Andorinha-de-cauda-longa, andorinha-rabijunca
Portuguese (Portugal): Andorinha-rabijunca
Russian: Ласточка нитехвостая, Нитехвостая ласточка
Sindhi: د شَٕ يً مََٕٕ
Slovak: Lastovička hnedohlavá
Slovenian: nitorepa lastovka
Shona: Nyenganyenga
Serbian: Tankorepa lasta
Swedish: trådstjärtad svala, Trådstjärtsvala
Swahili: Mbayuwayu Mkia-sindano
Tamil: கம்பிவால் தகைவிலான்
Thai: นกนางแอ่นหางลวด
Thai (Transliteration): nók naaŋ-àeen hăaŋ-lûat
Turkish: tel kuyruklu kırlangıç, Tel-kuyruklu Kırlangıç
Tsonga: Mbawulwana
Ukrainian: Ластівка ниткохвоста
Vietnamese: Chim Nhạn đầu hung, Nhạn đầu hung
Chinese: 线尾燕
Chinese (Traditional): 線尾燕
Zulu: iNkonjane

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