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African River-Martin

Pseudochelidon eurystomina Hartlaub, 1861

The African River Martin (Pseudochelidon eurystomina) is a passerine bird, one of two members of the river martin subfamily of the swallow family, Hirundinidae. When discovered, it was not initially recognised as a swallow, and its structural differences from most of its relatives, including its stout bill and robust legs and feet, have led to its current placement in a separate subfamily shared only with the Asian White-eyed River Martin. The African River Martin is a large swallow, mainly black with a blue-green gloss to the head and a greener tint to the back and wings. The under-wings are brownish, the underparts are purple-black, and the flight feathers are black. This martin has red eyes, a broad orange-red bill and a black, square tail. Young birds are similar in appearance to the adults, but have browner plumage. This species has a variety of unmusical calls, and displays both in flight and on the ground, although the purpose of the terrestrial display is unknown. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Hirundinidae
Genus:
  Pseudochelidon

Scientific:
  Pseudochelidon eurystomina

Citation:
  Hartlaub, 1861

Reference:
  J.Orn. 9 no.49 p.12

Protonym:
  Pseudochelidon eurystomina

Avibase ID:
  F0C6A985D72DD2C5

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F0C6A985

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 562524


DATA DEFICIENT

Geographic range:

  • Pseudochelidon eurystomina: Large rivers of Democratic Republic of the Congo; >coastal Gabon
English:
African River-Martin
Czech:
břehule rudooká
German:
Rotaugenschwalbe
Danish:
Afrikansk Flodsvale
Spanish:
Avión Ribereño Africano
Finnish:
afrikanjokipääsky
French:
Pseudolangrayen d'Afrique
Icelandic:
Kóngósvala
Italian:
Rondine di fiume africana
Japanese:
afurikakawatsubame
Japanese:
アフリカカワツバメ
Dutch:
Congozwaluw
Norwegian:
Rødøyesvale
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Raudaugesvale
Polish:
jaskólnik czerwonooki
Portuguese:
Andorinha-do-rio-africana
Russian:
Африканская речная ласточка
Slovak:
okaňa červenooká
Swedish:
afrikansk flodsvala
Ukrainian:
Попецух червоноокий
Chinese:
非洲河燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African River-Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African River-Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African River-Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African River-Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African River-Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African River-Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African River-Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
African River-martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
African River-martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
African River-martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
African River-martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
African River-martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
African River-martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
African River-martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
African River-martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
African River-martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
African River-martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African River-martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pseudolangrayen d'Afrique ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pseudolangrayen d'Afrique ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Clements 1st edition:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Clements 3rd edition:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Clements 4th edition:
African River-Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
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):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Clements, version 2017:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Clements, version 2018:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Clements, version 2019:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
eBird version 1.50:
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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:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
eBird version 2019:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
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:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
African River Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
James Lee Peters:
Pseudochelidon eurystomina
James Lee Peters (original):
Pseudochelidon eurystomina
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Pseudochelidon eurystomina
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
African River-Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
African River-Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
African River-Martin ( Pseudochelidon eurystomina)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pseudochelidon eurystomina
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pseudochelidon eurystomina

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: oreneta de ribera africana
Czech: Brehule rudooká, břehule rudooká
Danish: Afrikansk Flodsvale
German: Afrika Trugschwalbe, Afrikanische Trugschwalbe, Rotaugenschwalbe, Trugschwalbe
English: African River Martin, African River-Martin, River Martin, River-Martin
English (IOC): African River Martin
Spanish: Avión de Río Africano, Avión Ribereño Africano
Spanish (Spain): Avión Ribereño Africano
Spanish (HBW): African River Martin
Estonian: aafrika jõgipääsuke
Finnish: Afrikanjokipääsky
French: Aronde d'Afrique, Hirondelle de rivière, Hirondelle hérissée de rivière, Pseudolangrayen d’Afrique, Pseudolangrayen d'Afrique, Pseudolangrayen de rivière
Hungarian: afrikai nádifecske
Icelandic: Kóngósvala
Italian: Rondine di fiume africana
Japanese: afurikakawatsubame
Japanese: アフリカカワツバメ
Scientific: Pseudochelidon eurystomina
Lithuanian: Afrikinė upinė kregždė
Dutch: Congozwaluw, Kongo-zwaluw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Raudaugesvale
Norwegian: Rødøyesvale
Polish: Jaskółczak czerwonooki, jaskólnik czerwonooki
Portuguese: Andorinha-do-rio-africana
Russian: Африканская речная ласточка
Slovak: okaňa červenooká
Swedish: Afrikansk flodsvala
Ukrainian: Попецух червоноокий
Chinese: 非洲河燕
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲河燕

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