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White-tailed Swallow

Hirundo megaensis Benson, 1942

The white-tailed swallow is a small swallow belonging to the family Hirundinidae and is endemic to Oromia, Ethiopia. It is commonly referred to as "Benson's swallow" after the ornithologist Constatine Walter Benson, who named the species. This small bird is classified as a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as there is a progressive declination of the species which now consists of less than 10,000 adult individuals worldwide. It has a surprisingly small range for a swallow, as it is wholly dependent on a cooler "bubble" surrounding its small range, likely for proper breeding success. It is one of the most threatened bird species by climate change and a massive range reduction is projected in the future. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Hirundinidae
Genus:
   Hirundo
Scientific:
  Hirundo megaensis


Original description

Citation:
  Benson, 1942

Reference:
  Bull.Br.Orn.Club p.10

Protonym:
  Hirundo megaensis

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/125660#page/34/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  BAAFB1BC0F31CE1A

Avibase ID:
  avibase-BAAFB1BC

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/BAAFB1BC


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 560474


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Hirundo megaensis: Arid highlands of s Ethiopia (Sidamo Province)
English:
White-tailed Swallow
Catalan:
oreneta de Sidamo
Czech:
vlaštovka etiopská
Danish:
Hvidhalet Svale
German:
Weißschwanzschwalbe
Spanish:
Golondrina Coliblanca
Spanish (Spain):
Golondrina Coliblanca
Finnish:
valkopyrstöpääsky
French:
Hirondelle à queue blanche
Croatian:
bjelorepa lastavica
Hungarian:
fehérfarkú fecske
Italian:
Rondine codabianca
Japanese (romaji):
ojirotsubame
Japanese:
オジロツバメ
Lithuanian:
Baltauodegė šelmeninė kregždė
Dutch:
Witstaartzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kvithalesvale
Norwegian:
Hvithalesvale
Polish:
jaskółka białosterna
Portuguese:
andorinha-de-cauda-branca
Russian:
Белохвостая ласточка
Slovak:
lastovička bielochvostá
Serbian:
Belorepa lasta
Swedish:
vitstjärtad svala
Ukrainian:
Ластівка білохвоста
Chinese:
白尾燕
Chinese (Traditional):
白尾燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
White-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo megaensis)
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. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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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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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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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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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Hirondelle à queue blanche ( Hirundo megaensis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Hirondelle à queue blanche ( Hirundo megaensis)
Clements 1st edition:
White-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo magaensis)
Clements, version 2021:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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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 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda 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 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 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 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Hirundo megaensis
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Hirundo megaensis
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Hirundo megaensis
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
White-tailed Swallow ( Hirundo megaensis)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hirundo megaensis
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hirundo megaensis

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Azerbaijani: ağquyruq qaranquş
Catalan: oreneta de Sidamo
Czech: Vlaštovka etiopská
Danish: Hvidhalet Svale
German: Benson-Schwalbe, Weißschwanzschwalbe
English: White tailed Swallow, White-tailed Swallow
English, HBW: White-tailed Swallow
English (IOC): White-tailed Swallow
English (United States): White-tailed Swallow
Esperanto: Blankvosta hirundo
Spanish: Golondrina Coliblanca, Golondrina de Cola Blanca
Spanish (Spain): Golondrina Coliblanca
Spanish (HBW): White-tailed Swallow
Estonian: valgesaba-pääsuke
Finnish: Valkopyrstöpääsky
French: Hirondelle à queue blanche
Croatian: bjelorepa lastavica
Hungarian: fehérfarkú fecske
Italian: Rondine codabianca
Japanese (romaji): ojirotsubame
Japanese: オジロツバメ
Scientific: Hirundo magaensis, Hirundo megaensis
Lithuanian: Baltauodegė šelmeninė kregždė
Dutch: Witstaartzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kvithalesvale
Norwegian: Hvithalesvale
Polish: jaskólka bialosterna, jaskółka białosterna
Portuguese: andorinha-de-cauda-branca
Portuguese (Portugal): andorinha-de-cauda-branca
Russian: Белохвостая (настоящая) ласточка, Белохвостая ласточка
Slovak: lastovička bielochvostá
Serbian: Belorepa lasta
Swedish: vitstjärtad svala, Vitstjärtssvala
Turkish: Ak kuyruklu kırlangıç
Ukrainian: Ластівка білохвоста
Chinese: 白尾燕
Chinese (Traditional): 白尾燕

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