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Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift

Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx] (= Apus pacificus) (Latham, 1801)

The Pacific swift is a species of bird that is part of the Swift family. It breeds in eastern Asia. It is strongly migratory, spending the northern hemisphere's winter in Southeast Asia and Australia. The general shape and blackish plumage recall its relative, the common swift, from which it is distinguished by a white rump band and heavily marked underparts. The sexes are identical in appearance, although young birds can be identified by pale fringes to the wing feathers that are absent in adults. This swift's main call is a screech typical of its family. It is one of a group of closely related Asian swifts formerly regarded as one species. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Latham, 1801)

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.lviii

Protonym:
  Hirundo pacifica

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33261432


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  E2253DBE5847AD3D

Avibase ID:
  avibase-E2253DBE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E2253DBE


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 178008

Geographic range:

  • Apus pacificus pacificus: Siberia to Kamchatka, n China and n Japan; winters Indonesia, Melanesia, Australia, Tasmania
  • Apus pacificus kanoi: breeds southern Japan, eastern China, Taiwan, and northern Philippines (Batan Islands); winters in southeastern Asia
  • Apus salimalii: e Tibetan plateau, w Sichuan; winter range unknown
  • Apus leuconyx: Outer Himalayas and Assam Hills; winters in India
English:
Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift
French:
Martinet de Sibérie, M. de Salim Ali ou M. de Blyth


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift ( Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift ( Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift ( Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift ( Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift ( Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift ( Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift ( Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift ( Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx])
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Fork-tailed Swift ( Apus pacificus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Fork-tailed Swift ( Apus pacificus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Apus [pacificus, salimalii, leuconyx, acuticauda or cooki]

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Other synonyms


Bengali: চেরালেজ বাতাসি
Catalan: Falciot del Pacífic
Valencian: Falcia espinosa
Czech: rorýs východoasijský
Danish: Orientsejler
German: Pazifiksegler
English: Fork-tailed Swift, Pacific, Salim Ali's or Blyth's Swift
Esperanto: Forkvosta apuso
Spanish: Vencejo del Pacífico
Estonian: idapiiritaja e. ida-piirpääsuke
Finnish: aasiankiitäjä
French: Martinet de Sibérie, Martinet de Sibérie, M. de Salim Ali ou M. de Blyth
Galician: Cirrio cafre
Hebrew: סיס צר־שת
Hungarian: keleti sarlósfecske
Indonesian: Burung Kapinis Laut
Icelandic: Forksvölungur
Italian: Rondone codaforcuta
Japanese (romaji): amatsubame
Japanese: アマツバメ
Japanese (Kanji): 雨燕
Kazakh: Ақбел сұрқарлығаш
Kazakh (Transliteration): aq-bel sur-qarlığaş
Korean: 칼새
Korean (Transliteration): kal-sae
Scientific: Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx], Apus pacificus, Apus pacificus pacificus, Hirundo pacifica
Lithuanian: Rytinis čiurlys
Mongolian: Алаг морин хараацай
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠬᠣᠨᠳᠣᠯᠠᠢ ᠴᠠᠭᠠᠨ ᠣᠷᠠᠴᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠠᠯᠠᠭ ᠮᠣᠷᠢᠨ ᠣᠷᠠᠴᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Морин ураацай
Mongolian (Transliteration): alag moriŋ kharaatsai
Malay: Burung Layang-layang Ekor Cabang
Nepali: पुच्छरकापे गाÄथली
Dutch: Siberische Gierzwaluw
Norwegian: Gaffelseiler
Polish: jerzyk białorzytny
Pinyin: bái-yāo yǔ-yàn
Portuguese: Andorinhão-asiático
Russian: Белопоясный стриж
Slovak: dážďovník bielochrbtý
Slovenian: daljnovzhodni hudournik
Swedish: Orientseglare
Thai: นกแอ่นตะโพกขาวแถบกว้าง
Thai (Transliteration): nók àeen tà-pʰôok-kʰăaw hăaŋ-cʰàeek
Turkish: Pasifik Ebabili
Tuvinian: Ак курлуг сыйтылаа
Ukrainian: Серпокрилець сибірський
Vietnamese: Chim Yến hông trắng
Chinese: 白腰雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 白腰雨燕
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 叉尾雨燕
Chinese (Taiwan): 叉尾雨燕

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