Cave Swiftlet / Collocalia linchi

Cave Swiftlet / Collocalia linchi

Cave Swiftlet

SCI Name:  Collocalia linchi
Protonym:  Collocalia linchi Cat.BirdsMus.East-Ind.Co.[Horsfield & Moore] 1 p.100
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  cavswi2
Type Locality:  Java.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1854
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

COLLOCALIA
(Apodidae; Glossy Swiftlet C. esculenta) Gr. κολλα kolla  glue; καλια kalia  nest; the nests of cave swiftlets are made from a cement formed in the salivary glands of breeding birds, and form the base of the Chinese delicacy birds-nest soup.  However, the hard, fibrous nests of the Glossy Swiftlet are considered useless for culinary purposes; "COLLOCALIA, n.  Hirundo, L.  C. esculenta, (L.) n. Briss., II. t. 46. f. 2. A." (G. Gray 1840); "Collocalia G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 8.  Type, by original designation, Hirundo esculenta Linné." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 220). 
Var. CollicaliaColocalia.
Synon. Salangana.

linchi
Javanese name Linchi for a swiftlet (Collocalia).

SUBSPECIES

Cave Swiftlet (ripleyi)
SCI Name: Collocalia linchi ripleyi
ripleyi
Dr Sidney Dillon Ripley II (1913-2001) US spymaster, ornithologist, conservationist, explorer, Secretary of the Smithsonian Inst. 1964-1984 (syn. Aethopyga nipalensis koelzi, subsp. Cettia castaneocoronata, subsp. Collocalia linchi, subsp. Crateroscelis robusta, syn. Chrysocorythus estherae vanderbilti, subsp. Edolisoma mindanense, ‡Gallirallus, subsp. Hydrornis irena, subsp. Neocrex colombiana, subsp. Pellorneum ruficeps, subsp. Phodilus assimilis, subsp. Pteruthius aeralatus).

Cave Swiftlet (linchi)
SCI Name: Collocalia linchi linchi
linchi
Javanese name Linchi for a swiftlet (Collocalia).

Cave Swiftlet (dedii)
SCI Name: Collocalia linchi dedii
dedii
Dedi Ahadiat Somadikarta (1961-1985) son of Indonesian ornithologist Prof. Soekarja Somadikarta (subsp. Collocalia linchi).