Atiu Swiftlet / Aerodramus sawtelli

Atiu Swiftlet / Aerodramus sawtelli

Atiu Swiftlet

SCI Name:  Aerodramus sawtelli
Protonym:  Aerodramus sawtelli Bull.Br.Orn.Club 94 p.146
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  atiswi1
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Publish Year:  1974
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DEFINITIONS

AERODRAMUS
(Apodidae; Ϯ Himalayan Swiftlet A. brevirostris innominatus) Gr. αηρ aēr, αερος aeros  air; -δρομος -dromos  -racer  < τρεχω trekhō  to run; "A.—Tarsus more or less feathered (subgenus Aerodramus).  ...  AERODRAMUS, 6 subgenus nov.   Chars. subgen.— Similar in proportions to the subgenus Collocalia, but tarsus more or less feathered.  Type.— Collocalia innominata Hume.   ...   6 αηρ, aer; δραμειν, cursare." (Oberholser 1906); "Aerodramus Oberholser, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 58, 1906, p. 179 (in key), p. 182.  Type, by original designation, Collocalia innominata Hume." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 220).
Synon. Zoonava.

sawtelli
Gordon Henry Sawtell (1929-2010) British/New Zealand administrator in the Cook Is. 1970-1982 (Aerodramus).