Andean Swift / Aeronautes andecolus

Andean Swift / Aeronautes andecolus

Andean Swift

SCI Name:  Aeronautes andecolus
Protonym:  Cypselus andecolus Mag.Zool. 7 cl.2 p.70 pl.77-79
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  andswi1
Type Locality:  La Paz, Cavari and Inquisivi, Bolivia.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1837
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

AERONAUTES
(Apodidae; Ϯ White-throated Swift A. saxatilis) Gr. αηρ aēr, αερος aeros  air; ναυτης nautēs  sailor  < ναυς naus, νεως neōs  ship; "a. Toes all directed forward at equal intervals from each other; generally larger birds with very strong feet.  ...  b'. Toes feathered.   a". Tail only emarginate, outer rectrices not sharply pointed; feathers of the breast round and full . . . . . . 2. AËRONAUTES, p. 459.   ...   2. AËRONAUTES.   If Panyptila is admitted as a distinct genus, it becomes necessary to establish a new genus for P. melanoleuca.  The structure of the plumage and the shape of the tail are so totally different, that it cannot be associated with Panyptila.  Little is known about its nidification, but from the notes published it is evident that it does not build such a peculiar nest as the species of Panyptila do." (Hartert 1892); "Aëronautes Hartert, Cat. Bds. Brit.Mus., 16, 1892, p. 436 (in key), p. 459. Type, by monotypy, Cypselus melanoleucus Baird = Acanthylis saxatilis Woodhouse." (Peters 1940, IV, p. 252).
Synon. Duidia.

andecola / andecolus
French Andes  Andes; L. -cola  dweller  < colere  to dwell in.

SUBSPECIES

Andean Swift (parvulus)
SCI Name: Aeronautes andecolus parvulus
parvula / parvulum / parvulus
L. parvulus  very small  < dim. parvus  small.

Andean Swift (peruvianus)
SCI Name: Aeronautes andecolus peruvianus
peruana / peruanum / peruanus / peruvia / peruviana / peruvianus / peruviensis
Peru. Said to be named after Biru, a local Inca encountered by the conquistadores (although the name is also accredited to a Panamanian cazique). Until the early 18th century the Viceroyalty of Peru included all Spanish possessions in South America.
● ex “Geai du Pérou” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 625, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Peruvian Jay” of Latham 1781 (syn. Cyanocorax yncas).
● ex “Coq de Roche du Pérou” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 745, and de Buffon 1770-1783 (Rupicola).
● Erroneous TL. Peru (= Brazil) (Tangara).
Erroneous TL. Peru (= Tahiti) (Vini).

Andean Swift (andecolus)
SCI Name: Aeronautes andecolus andecolus
andecola / andecolus
French Andes  Andes; L. -cola  dweller  < colere  to dwell in.