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African Palm-Swift

Cypsiurus parvus (Lichtenstein, MHC 1823)

The African palm swift is a small swift. It is very similar to the Asian palm swift, Cypsiurus balasiensis, and was formerly considered to be the same species. The Malagasy palm swift was also recently split from this species. This is a common species with a very wide distribution which faces no obvious threats and may be increasing in numbers as a result of the cultivation of the exotic Washington palm, so the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of "least concern". Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
   Cypsiurus
Scientific:
  Cypsiurus parvus


Original description

Citation:
  (Lichtenstein, MHC 1823)

Reference:
   Verz. Doubl. zool. Mus. K. Univ. Berlin

Protonym:
  Cypselus parvus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28229344


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  DA106373934D9148

Avibase ID:
  avibase-DA106373

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/DA106373


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555001

Geographic range:

  • Cypsiurus parvus parvus: Senegambia east to South Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethiopia; also southwestern Saudi Arabia and western Yemen
  • Cypsiurus parvus brachypterus: Sierra Leone to northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, and Gulf of Guinea islands
  • Cypsiurus parvus myochrous: southern South Sudan south to northeastern South Africa
  • Cypsiurus parvus laemostigma: Coastal lowlands of s Somalia to Mozambique
  • Cypsiurus parvus hyphaenes: N Namibia and n Botswana
  • Cypsiurus parvus celer: Mozambique to Natal
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English:
African Palm-Swift
Catalan:
falciot de palmera africà
Czech:
rorýs africký
Danish:
Afrikansk Palmesejler
German:
Palmensegler
Spanish:
Vencejo Palmero Africano
Spanish (Spain):
Vencejo palmero africano
Finnish:
afrikanpalmukiitäjä
French:
Martinet des palmes
Croatian:
čiopa lastarka
Hungarian:
afrikai pálmasarlósfecske
Icelandic:
Pálmasvölungur
Italian:
Rondone delle palme africano
Japanese:
ヤシアマツバメ
Lithuanian:
afrikinis palminis čiurlys
Dutch:
Afrikaanse Palmgierzwaluw
Norwegian:
afrikapalmeseiler
Polish:
jerzyk palmowy
Portuguese:
andorinhão-dos-palmares
Russian:
Пальмовый стриж
Slovak:
sŕpik vidlochvostý
Serbian:
Afrička palmina čiopa
Swedish:
afrikansk palmseglare
Ukrainian:
серпокрилець пальмовий
Chinese:
非洲棕雨燕
Chinese (Traditional):
非洲棕雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African Palm-Swift [nominate] ( Cypsiurus parvus [parvus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African Palm-Swift [nominate] ( Cypsiurus parvus [parvus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African Palm-Swift [nominate] ( Cypsiurus parvus [parvus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African Palm-Swift [nominate] ( Cypsiurus parvus [parvus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
African Palm-swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
African Palm-Swift (African) ( Cypsiurus parvus [parvus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
African Palm-Swift (African) ( Cypsiurus parvus [parvus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
African Palm-Swift (African) ( Cypsiurus parvus [parvus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
African Palm-Swift (African) ( Cypsiurus parvus [parvus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
African Palm-Swift (African) ( Cypsiurus parvus [parvus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
African Palm-Swift (African) ( Cypsiurus parvus [parvus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
African Palm-Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
African Palm Swift ( Cypsiurus parvus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Cypsiurus [parvus or gracilis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

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Afrikaans: Palmwindswael
Azerbaijani: Afrika palma uzunqanadı
Bulgarian: Палмов бързолет
Bengali: িঅচিকান তারফাতাচ঳
Bengali (transliteration): āphrikāna tālabātāsi*
Catalan: Falciot de les palmeres, falciot de palmera africà
Czech: rorýs africký, rorýs africký [skupina parvus]
Welsh: Coblyn palmwydd Affrica
Danish: Afrikansk Palmesejler
German: Palmensegler, Palmensegler [parvus-Gruppe]
Greek: Φoιvικoσταχτάρα
English: African Palm Swift, African Palm-Swift, African Palm-Swift (African), African Palm-Swift [nominate]
English, HBW: African Palm-swift, African Palm-Swift (African)
English (IOC): African Palm Swift, African Palm Swift (African)
English (Kenya): African Palm Swift
English (United States): African Palm-Swift, African Palm-Swift (African)
Esperanto: Afrika palmapuso
Spanish: Vencejo palmero africano, Vencejo Palmero Africano (grupo parvus)
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo palmero africano, Vencejo palmero africano (grupo parvus), Vencejo Palmero Africano [parvus Group]
Spanish (HBW): African Palm-Swift (African)
Estonian: aafrika palmipiiritaja
Finnish: afrikanpalmukiitäjä
French: Martinet des palmes, Martinet des palmes (parvus), Martinet des palmes [nominal], Martinet des palmes [parvus]
Frisian: Afrikaanske palmgûlswel
Irish: Gabhlán pailme Afracach
Galician: Cirrio das palmeiras
Hebrew: סיס-דקלים אפריקני
Croatian: čiopa lastarka
Hungarian: afrikai pálmasarlósfecske
Icelandic: Pálmasvölungur, Pálmasvölungur [parvus hópur]
Italian: Rondone delle palme africano
Japanese (romaji): yashiamatsubame (parvus guru-pu)
Japanese: ヤシアマツバメ, ヤシアマツバメ (parvus グループ)
Kirghiz: курмачыл карлыгач
Scientific: Cypselus ambrosiacus, Cypselus parvus, Cypsiurus parvus, Cypsiurus parvus [parvus Group], Cypsiurus parvus [parvus], Cypsiurus parvus parvus
Luxembourgish: Palmsegler
Lithuanian: afrikinis palminis čiurlys
Latvian: Āfrikas palmu svīre
Macedonian: Палмова пиштарка
Dutch: Afrikaanse Palmgierzwaluw, Afrikaanse Palmgierzwaluw (Afrikaans)
Norwegian: Afrikapalmeseiler, afrikapalmeseiler (parvus gr.)
Polish: jerzyk palmowy, jerzyk palmowy [gr. parvus]
Portuguese: andorinhão-dos-palmares
Portuguese (Portugal): andorinhão-das-palmeiras-africano
Rhaeto-Romance: Randurel da palma
Romanian: Drepnea de palmieri
Russian: Пальмовый стриж, Пальмовый стриж [группа parvus]
Northern Sami: Afrihkácihran
Slovak: sŕpik vidlochvostý, sŕpik vidlochvostý (skup.)
Slovenian: afriški palmov hudournik
Serbian: Afrička palmina čiopa, Afrička palmina čiopa [parvus grupa], Palmova čiopa
Swedish: afrikansk palmseglare, afrikansk palmseglare [gruppen parvus], afrikansk palmseglare [parvus Group]
Turkish: Palmiye Ebabili, Palmiye Ebabili [parvus Grubu]
Ukrainian: серпокрилець пальмовий
Chinese: 非洲棕雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲棕雨燕

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