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Little Swift
Apus affinis (Gray, JE, 1830)
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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
  Apus

Scientific:
  Apus affinis

Citation:
  (Gray, JE, 1830)

Reference:
  Ill.Ind.Zool.[Hardwicke] 1 pt2 pl.35 fig.2

Protonym:
  Cypselus affinis

Avibase ID:
  D209A90C8A90DA51

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/D209A90C

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555014

Geographic range:

  • Apus affinis affinis: S Somalia to n Mozambique, Pemba I. and Zanzibar to India
  • Apus affinis aerobates: SW Mauritania to Ethiopia, Somalia, c Angola and S Africa
  • Apus affinis galilejensis: N and sub-Saharan Africa east to Pakistan
  • Apus affinis theresae: W and s Angola to s Zambia and South Africa
  • Apus affinis bannermani: Bioko, São Tomé and Príncipe (Gulf of Guinea)
  • Apus affinis singalensis: S India and Sri Lanka
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Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Little Swift
Czech:
  rorýs domovní
German:
  Haussegler
Danish:
  Lille Sejler
Spanish:
  Vencejo Moro
Finnish:
  pikkukiitäjä
French:
  Martinet des maisons
Icelandic:
  Skíðsvölungur
Italian:
  Rondone indiano
Japanese:
  nishihimeamatsubame
Japanese:
  ニシヒメアマツバメ
Dutch:
  Huisgierzwaluw
Norwegian:
  Småseiler
Polish:
  jerzyk maly
Portuguese:
  Andorinhão-pequeno
Russian:
  Малый стриж
Slovak:
  dážďovník malý
Swedish:
  stubbstjärtseglare
Chinese:
  小雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
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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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):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Martinet des maisons ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Martinet des maisons ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 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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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
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):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
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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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   House Swift ( Apus affinis)
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Little Swift ( Apus affinis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Apus affinis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Apus affinis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Apus [affinis or nipalensis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Kleinwindswael
Arabic: السمامة الصغيرة
Azerbaijani: Kiçik uzunqnad
Bulgarian: Малък бързолет
Bengali: ঘর বাতাসি
Catalan: Falciot cuablanc comú, Falciot culblanc comú
Czech: Rorýs domovní
Welsh: Gwennol ddu fach
Danish: Lille sejler
German: Haussegler, Malaiensegler, Stubbstjärtsegler, Weissbürzelsegler
Greek: Μικροσταχτάρα, Νανοπετροχελίδονο
Greek (Cypriot): Νανοπετροχελίδονο
English: House Swift, Little African Swift, Little Swift, Small Swift, White-rumped Swift
English (India): Little Swift (Indian House Swift)
English (Kenya): Little Swift
Esperanto: blankpuga apuso
Spanish: Vencejo Culiblanco, Vencejo Moro
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo Moro
Estonian: väikepiiritaja, väikepiiritaja (väike-piirpääsuke), väikepiiritaja e. väike-piirpääsuke
Basque: Falciot culblanc comú
Persian: بادخورک کوچک
Finnish: Pikkukiitäjä, Pikkukirskuja
French: Martinet à croupion blanc, Martinet à dos blanc, Martinet cul-blanc, Martinet des maisons
Irish: Gabhlán Beag
Galician: Cirrio pequeno, Falciot culblanc comú
Hebrew: סיס גליל, סיס הגליל
Hindi: Babeela
Croatian: Mala čiopa
Hungarian: Kis sarlósfecske
Indonesian: Kapinis rumah
Icelandic: Skíðsvölungur
Italian: Rondone indiano, Rondone minore
Japanese: himeamatsubame, nishihimeamatsubame
Japanese: ニシヒメアマツバメ, ヒメアマツバメ
Georgian: მცირე ნამგალა
Korean: 쇠칼새
Kwangali: Sisampamema
Latin: Apus affinis, Apus affinis affinis, Cypselus affinis
Lithuanian: Mažasis čiurlys
Latvian: mazā svīre
Malayalam: അമ്പലം  ചുറ്റി , അമ്പലംചുറ്റി
Maltese: Rundun Zghir, Rundun Żgħir
Dutch: Huisgierzwaluw
Norwegian: Husseiler, Småseiler
Polish: Jerzyk alpejski, jerzyk maly, jerzyk mały
Portuguese: Andorinhão pequeno, Andorinhão-pequeno
Portuguese (Portugal): Andorinhão-pequeno
Russian: Maly Strizh, Малый стриж, Стриж малый
Sindhi: ثبىه ٻًٍ ٽ ؿًټ
Slovak: dážďovník bielotrtáčov, dážďovník bielotrtáčový, dážďovník malý
Slovenian: mali hudournik
Serbian: Mala čiopa
Sotho, Southern: Lehaqasi
Swedish: Stubbstjärtseglare
Swahili: Teleka Mdogo
Thai: นกแอ่นบ้าน
Tswana: Pêolwane
Turkish: Küçük Ebabil, Küçük Sağan, Küçük Saşan
Tsonga: Nkonjana
Vietnamese: Yến cằm trắng
Chinese: 小白腰雨燕, 小雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 歐洲小雨燕

 

         

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