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Pacific Swift

Apus pacificus (Latham, 1801)

The Pacific Swift (Apus pacificus) is a bird which breeds in eastern Asia. This swift 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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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
  Apus

Scientific:
  Apus pacificus

Citation:
  (Latham, 1801)

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.lviii

Protonym:
  Hirundo pacifica

Avibase ID:
  E23EBEFB47EB1EB0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E23EBEFB

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
English:
Pacific Swift
Czech:
rorýs východoasijský
German:
Pazifiksegler
Danish:
Orient-sejler
Spanish:
Vencejo del Pacífico
Finnish:
aasiankiitäjä
French:
Martinet de Sibérie
Icelandic:
Forksvölungur
Italian:
Rondone codaforcuta
Japanese:
amatsubame
Japanese:
アマツバメ
Dutch:
Siberische Gierzwaluw
Norwegian:
Gaffelseiler
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Gaffelseglar
Polish:
jerzyk białorzytny
Portuguese:
Andorinhão-asiático
Russian:
Белопоясный стриж
Slovak:
dážďovník bielochrbtý
Swedish:
orientseglare
Ukrainian:
Серпокрилець сибірський
Chinese:
白腰雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Pacific Swift ( Apus pacificus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Pacific Swift ( Apus pacificus) [version 1]
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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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 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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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 7.2:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Pacific Swift ( Apus pacificus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Pacific Swift ( Apus pacificus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Apus pacificus pacificus [version 2]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Apus pacificus pacificus [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Apus [pacificus, salimalii or leuconyx] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Bengali: চেরালেজ বাতাসি
Catalan: Falciot del Pacífic
Valencian: Falcia espinosa
Czech: rorýs východoasijský
Danish: Orientsejler, Orient-sejler
German: Pazifiksegler
English: Fork-tailed swift, Large white-rumped swift, Larger white-rumped swift, Northern white-rumped swift, Pacific Swift
English (IOC): Pacific Swift
Spanish: Vencejo del Pacífico
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo del Pacífico
Spanish (HBW): Vencejo del Pacífico
Estonian: idapiiritaja e. ida-piirpääsuke
Finnish: aasiankiitäjä
French: Martinet de Sibérie
Galician: Cirrio cafre
Hebrew: סיס צר־שת
Hungarian: keleti sarlósfecske
Indonesian: Burung Kapinis Laut, Kapinis laut
Icelandic: Forksvölungur
Italian: Rondone codaforcuta
Japanese: amatsubame, Ama-tsubame
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, Apus pacificus pacificus, Hirundo pacifica
Lithuanian: Rytinis čiurlys
Latvian: šķeltastes svīre
Mongolian: Алаг морин хараацай, Морин ураацай, Хондлойцагаан ураацай
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠬᠣᠨᠳᠣᠯᠠᠢ ᠴᠠᠭᠠᠨ ᠣᠷᠠᠴᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠠᠯᠠᠭ ᠮᠣᠷᠢᠨ ᠣᠷᠠᠴᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Морин ураацай
Mongolian (Transliteration): alag moriŋ kharaatsai, khondloi-tsag aaŋ uraatsai, moriŋ uraatsai
Malay: Burung Layang-layang Ekor Cabang, Burung Layang-layang Timur
Dutch: Siberische Gierzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gaffelseglar
Norwegian: Gaffelseiler
Polish: jerzyk białorzytny
Pinyin: bái-wěi-gēn má-yàn, bái-wěi-gēn yǔ-yàn, bái-yāo yǔ-yàn, chā-wěi yǔ-yàn, xiǎo yǔ-yàn, yě-yàn, yǔ-yàn
Portuguese: Andorinhão-asiático
Portuguese (Portugal): Andorinhão-asiático
Russian: Белопоясничный стриж, Белопоясный стриж, Стриж белопоясный
Slovak: dážďovník bielochrbtý
Slovenian: daljnovzhodni hudournik
Serbian: Pacifička čiopa
Swedish: Orientseglare
Thai: นกแอ่นตะโพกขาวแถบกว้าง, นกแอ่นตะโพกขาวหางแฉก
Thai (Transliteration): nók àeen tà-pʰôok-kʰăaw hăaŋ-cʰàeek
Turkish: Pasifik Ebabili, Ақбел сұрқарлығаш
Tuvinian: Ак курлуг сыйтылаа
Ukrainian: Серпокрилець сибірський
Vietnamese: Chim Yến hông trắng, Yến hông trắng
Chinese: 白尾根雨燕, 白尾根麻燕, 白腰雨燕, 野燕, 雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 叉尾雨燕, 叉尾雨燕〔白腰雨燕〕, 白尾根雨燕, 白尾根麻燕, 白腰雨燕, 野燕, 雨燕
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 叉尾雨燕, 小雨燕, 白腰雨燕
Chinese (Taiwan): 叉尾雨燕, 小雨燕, 白腰雨燕

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