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Silver-backed Needletail

Hirundapus cochinchinensis (Oustalet, 1878)

The Silver-backed Needletail (Hirundapus cochinchinensis) is a species of swift in the Apodidae family. It is found in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. It is a vagrant to Christmas Island. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
  Hirundapus

Scientific:
  Hirundapus cochinchinensis

Citation:
  (Oustalet, 1878)

Reference:
  Bull.Soc.Philom.(7) 2 p.52

Protonym:
  Chaetura cochinchinensis

Avibase ID:
  E4875B29B7EA01F7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E4875B29

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554986

Geographic range:

  • Hirundapus cochinchinensis cochinchinensis: E Himalayas to SE Asia; winters to Sumatra and Java
  • Hirundapus cochinchinensis formosanus: Taiwan
  • Hirundapus cochinchinensis rupchandi: Central Nepal; winters to Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Java
English:
Silver-backed Needletail
Czech:
rorýs bělořitý
German:
Graukehlsegler
Danish:
Sølvrygget Tornhalesejler
Spanish:
Vencejo de la Cochinchina
Finnish:
luotikiitäjä
French:
Martinet de Cochinchine
Italian:
Rondone codaspinosa dorsoargento
Japanese:
kurobitaiharioamatsubame
Japanese:
クロビタイハリオアマツバメ
Dutch:
Witbuikstekelstaartgierzwaluw
Norwegian:
Sølvryggseiler
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Sølvryggseglar
Polish:
iglosternik indochinski
Russian:
Серебристый стриж
Slovak:
srp sedlatý
Swedish:
silverryggig taggstjärtseglare
Ukrainian:
Колючохвіст бурогорлий
Chinese:
白背针尾雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Martinet de Cochinchine ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Martinet de Cochinchine ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
White-vented Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
White-vented Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 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:
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
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:
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
White-vented Spinetailed Swift ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
White-vented Spinetailed Swift ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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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):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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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:
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
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:
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
White-vented Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Hirundapus cochinchinensis
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Silver-backed Needletail ( Hirundapus cochinchinensis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hirundapus cochinchinensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hirundapus cochinchinensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Hirundapus [caudacutus or cochinchinensis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Bengali: চাঁদপিঠ সুইবাতাসি
Catalan: Falciot cuaespinós de la Cotxinxina
Czech: Rorýs beloritný, rorýs bělořitý
Danish: Sølvrygget Tornhalesejler
German: Graukehlsegler
English: Cochinchina Spinetail Swift, Cochinchina Spine-tailed Swift, Gray-throated Needletail, Gray-throated Spinetail Swift, Grey-throated Needletail, Grey-throated Spinetail Swift, Needletailed swift, Silver backed Needletail, Silver-backed Needletail, White-vented Needletail, White-vented Spinetailed Swift, White-vented Spine-tailed Swift
English (IOC): Silver-backed Needletail
Spanish: Rabitojo de Espalda Plateada, Vencejo de la Cochinchina
Spanish (Spain): Vencejo de La Cochinchina
Spanish (HBW): Silver-backed Needletail
Estonian: hallkurk-kammsaba
Finnish: Luotikiitäjä
French: Martinet de Cochinchine
Hungarian: szürketorkú sarlósfecske
Indonesian: Burung Kapinis-jarum Pantat-putih, Kapinis jarum putih, Kapinis-jarum pantat-putih, Kapinisjarum Pantat-putih
Italian: Rondone codaspinosa dal sottocoda bianco, Rondone codaspinosa dorsoargento
Japanese: koshi-jiro hari-o ama-tsubame, kurobitaiharioamatsubame
Japanese: クロビタイハリオアマツバメ, コシジロハリオアマツバメ
Japanese (Kanji): 腰白針尾雨燕
Scientific: Chaetura cochinchinensis, Hirundapus cochinchinensis, Hirundapus cochinchinensis cochinchinensis
Lithuanian: Gelsvagurklis hirundapas
Malay: Burung Layang-layang Ekor Runcing Indocina, Burung Layang-layang Rengkong Putih, Layang-Layang Rengkong Putih
Dutch: Witbuikstekelstaartgierzwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Sølvryggseglar
Norwegian: Sølvryggseiler
Polish: iglosternik indochinski, igłosternik indochiński
Pinyin: bái-bèi zhēn-wěi yǔ-yàn, huī-hóu zhēn-wěi yǔ-yàn
Russian: Серебристый стриж, Стриж серебристый иглохвостый
Slovak: srp sedlatý
Serbian: Iglorepa čiopa srebrnih leđa
Swedish: Silverryggad taggstjärtseglare, silverryggig taggstjärtseglare
Thai: นกแอ่นใหญ่หัวตาดำ
Thai (Transliteration): nók àeen yày hŭa-taa-dam
Ukrainian: Колючохвіст бурогорлий
Vietnamese: Chim Yến đuôi cứng bụng trắng, Chim Yến đuôi nhọn lưng bạc, Chim Yến lưng bạc, Yến đuôi cứng bụng trắng, Yến đuôi nhọn lưng bạc
Chinese: 灰喉針尾雨燕, 灰喉针尾雨燕, 白背针尾雨燕
Chinese (Traditional): 灰喉針尾雨燕, 灰喉針尾雨燕〔銀背針尾雨燕〕, 白背針尾雨燕
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 灰喉針尾雨燕
Chinese (Taiwan): 灰喉针尾雨燕

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