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Waterfall Swift

Hydrochous gigas (Hartert & Butler, 1901)

The Giant Swiftlet (Hydrochous gigas), also known as the Waterfall Swift, is a species of swift in the Apodidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Hydrochous. It is found in Indonesia and Malaysia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
  Hydrochous

Scientific:
  Hydrochous gigas

Citation:
  (Hartert & Butler, 1901)

Reference:
  BBOC 11 p.65

Protonym:
  Collocalia gigas

Avibase ID:
  18E79DA76380CADD

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/18E79DA7

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554943


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Hydrochous gigas: southern Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, and Borneo
English:
Waterfall Swift
Czech:
salangana vodopádová
German:
Riesensalangane
Danish:
Kaskadesejler
Spanish:
Salangana Gigante
Finnish:
isosalangaani
French:
Salangane géante
Italian:
Rondone delle cascate
Japanese:
onianatsubame
Japanese:
オニアナツバメ
Dutch:
Reuzensalangaan
Norwegian:
Storsalangan
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Storsalangan
Polish:
salangana wielka
Russian:
Большая салангана
Slovak:
salangána vodopádová
Swedish:
jättesalangan
Ukrainian:
Салангана велика
Chinese:
瀑布雨燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Salangane géante ( Hydrochous gigas)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Salangane géante ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 1st edition:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrocharis gigas)
Clements 3rd edition:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrocharis gigas)
Clements 4th edition:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 6th edition:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements, version 2015:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements, version 2016:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements, version 2017:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements, version 2018:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Clements, version 2019:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
eBird version 1.50:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
eBird version 1.52:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
eBird version 1.53:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
eBird version 1.54:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
eBird version 1.55:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
eBird version 2015:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
eBird version 2016:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
eBird version 2017:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
eBird version 2018:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
eBird version 2019:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochrous gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Waterfall Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Waterfall Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Giant Swiftlet ( Hydrochous gigas)
Oriental Bird Club:
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
James Lee Peters:
Collocalia gigas
James Lee Peters (original):
Collocalia gigas
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Collocalia gigas
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochrous gigas)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Waterfall Swift ( Hydrochous gigas)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hydrochous gigas
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hydrochous gigas

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Salangana gegant
Czech: Salangana perejová, salangana vodopádová
Danish: Kaskadesejler
German: Riesensalangane, Riesen-Salangane
English: Giant swift, Giant Swiftlet, Waterfall Swift, Waterfall Swiftlet
English (IOC): Giant Swiftlet
Spanish: Rabitojo Gigante, Salangana Gigante
Spanish (Spain): Salangana Gigante
Spanish (HBW): Waterfall Swift
Estonian: hiidsalangaan
Finnish: Isosalangaani
French: Salangane géante
Hungarian: óriás-sarlósfecske
Indonesian: Burung Walet Raksasa, Walet Raksasa
Italian: Rondone delle cascate, Rondone gigante delle cascate
Japanese: oni ana-tsubame, onianatsubame
Japanese: オニアナツバメ
Japanese (Kanji): 鬼穴燕
Scientific: Collocalia gigas, Hydrocharis gigas, Hydrochous gigas, Hydrochrous gigas
Lithuanian: Didysis čiurlys
Malay: Burung Layang-layang Hantu, Burung Layang-layang Hitam, Layang-Layang Hantu
Dutch: Reuzensalangaan
Norwegian Nynorsk: Storsalangan
Norwegian: Storsalangan
Polish: salangana wielka
Pinyin: jīn-sī-yàn, pùbù yǔ-yàn
Russian: Большая салангана, Салангана большая
Slovak: salangána vodopádová
Serbian: Čiopa sa vodopada
Swedish: Jättesalangan
Ukrainian: Салангана велика
Chinese: 瀑布雨燕, 金丝燕
Chinese (Traditional): 瀑布雨燕, 金絲燕

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