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Little Swift

Apus affinis (Gray, JE, 1830)

The Little Swift (Apus affinis), is a small bird, superficially similar to a Barn Swallow or House Martin. It is, however, completely unrelated to those passerine species, since swifts are in the order Apodiformes. The resemblances between the groups are due to convergent evolution reflecting similar life styles. The former eastern race, House Swift, is usually considered a separate species, Apus nipalensis. Source: Wikipedia




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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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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
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Småseglar
Polish:
jerzyk maly
Portuguese:
Andorinhão-pequeno
Russian:
Малый стриж
Slovak:
dážďovník malý
Swedish:
stubbstjärtseglare
Ukrainian:
Серпокрилець малий
Chinese:
小雨燕


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. 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 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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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
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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):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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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. 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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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2019:
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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 4):
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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 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 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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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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Oriental Bird Club:
House Swift ( Apus affinis)
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:
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 (IOC): Little Swift
English (Kenya): Little Swift
Esperanto: blankpuga apuso
Spanish: Vencejo Culiblanco, Vencejo Moro
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo Moro
Spanish (HBW): 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
Scientific: 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 Nynorsk: Småseglar
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
Ukrainian: Серпокрилець малий
Vietnamese: Yến cằm trắng
Chinese: 小白腰雨燕, 小雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 歐洲小雨燕

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