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African or Fernando Po Swift

Apus [barbatus or sladeniae] (= Apus barbatus) (Sclater, PL, 1866)

The African black swift, also known as the African swift or black swift, is a medium-sized bird in the swift family. It breeds in Africa discontinuously from Liberia, Cameroon, Zaire, Uganda and Kenya southwards to South Africa. The "black swifts" of Madagascar and the Comoros are either taken as two subspecies of the African black swift, or otherwise deemed a full species, the Malagasy black swift. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
   Apus
Scientific:
  Apus barbatus


Original description

Citation:
  (Sclater, PL, 1866)

Reference:
  Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1865) p. 599

Protonym:
  Cypselus barbatus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28497584


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  DEE4829A06C57F8D

Avibase ID:
  avibase-DEE4829A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/DEE4829A


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555009

Geographic range:

  • Apus barbatus barbatus: South Africa
  • Apus barbatus glanvillei: Known from two specimens from Sierra Leone (Rokupr)
  • Apus barbatus serlei: W Cameroon (Bamenda Plateau)
  • Apus barbatus roehli: eastern Ethiopia to northeastern Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo; northeastern Angola
  • Apus barbatus oreobates: Zimbabwe and Mozambique (Mt. Gorongoza)
  • Apus barbatus hollidayi: Victoria Falls area on Zambia/Zimbabwe border
  • Apus sladeniae: Locally in se Nigeria, w Cameroon, Bioko I. and w Angola
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English:
African or Fernando Po Swift
French:
Martinet du Cap ou M. de Fernando Po


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African or Fernando Po Swift ( Apus [barbatus or sladeniae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African or Fernando Po Swift ( Apus [barbatus or sladeniae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African or Fernando Po Swift ( Apus [barbatus or sladeniae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African or Fernando Po Swift ( Apus [barbatus or sladeniae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African or Fernando Po Swift ( Apus [barbatus or sladeniae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African or Fernando Po Swift ( Apus [barbatus or sladeniae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African or Fernando Po Swift ( Apus [barbatus or sladeniae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
African or Fernando Po Swift ( Apus [barbatus or sladeniae])
Clements, version 2021:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Apus apus barbatus [version 2]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Apus apus barbatus [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
African Swift ( Apus barbatus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Apus [barbatus, sladeniae or balstoni]

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Swartwindswael
Catalan: Falciot del Cap
Czech: rorýs kapský
Danish: Afrikansk Sort Sejler
German: Kapsegler
Greek: Αφρικανική Σταχτάρα
English: African or Fernando Po Swift, African Swift
English, HBW: African/Fernando Po Swift
English (IOC): Fernando Po/African Black Swift
English (Kenya): African Black Swift
English (United States): African Swift
English (South Africa): African Black Swift
Esperanto: Afrika apuso
Spanish: Vencejo de El Cabo, Vencejo del Cabo
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo de El Cabo, Vencejo del Cabo
Spanish (HBW): African Swift
Estonian: madagaskari piiritaja (madagaskari piirpääsuke)
Finnish: afrikantervakiitäjä
French: Martinet du Cap, Martinet du Cap ou M. de Fernando Po
Hebrew: סיס אפריקני
Hungarian: fokföldi sarlósfecske
Italian: Rondone africano
Japanese (romaji): minamikuroamatsubame
Japanese: ミナミクロアマツバメ
Kwangali: Sisampamema
Scientific: Apus [barbatus or sladeniae], Apus apus barbatus, Apus barbatus, Apus barbatus barbatus, Apus kittenbergeri, Cypselus barbatus, Micropus apus lawsonae
Lithuanian: Afrikinis čiurlys
Malagasy: Fangalamoty
Dutch: Kaapse Gierzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Bekseglar
Norwegian: bekseiler, Negerseiler
Polish: jerzyk afrykanski, jerzyk afrykański
Portuguese: Andorinhão petro africano
Portuguese (Portugal): andorinhão-preto-africano
Russian: Капский стриж
Slovak: dážďovník tmavoprsý
Serbian: Afrička čiopa
Sotho, Southern: Lehaqasi
Swedish: afrikansk svartseglare, biokoseglare/afrikansk svartseglare
Swahili: Teleka Mweusi
Tswana: Pêolwane
Turkish: Kap ebabili
Tsonga: Nkonjana
Ukrainian: Серпокрилець капський
Xhosa: Ihlabankomo
Chinese: 非洲黑雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲黑雨燕
Zulu: iHlabankomo

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