Chestnut-collared Swift / Streptoprocne rutila

Chestnut-collared Swift / Streptoprocne rutila

Chestnut-collared Swift

SCI Name:  Streptoprocne rutila
Protonym:  Hirundo rutila Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 14 p.528
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  chcswi1
Type Locality:  Locality unknown = Guiana.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1817
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

STREPTOPROCNE
(Apodidae; Ϯ White-collared Swift S. zonaris) Gr. στρεπτος streptos  collar, neck-chain  < στρεφω strephō  to twist; myth. Prokne, who was metamorphosed into a swallow (see Progne); "The name Hemiprocne must therefore unfortunately supplant the later Macropteryx Swainson   ...  The genus of large collared swifts that commonly has been called Hemiprocne must, if generically separable from Chaetura, consequently be given a new name.   ...   In view of all the above facts it seems proper to provide this group with a generic name, and Streptoprocne, from ςτρεπτος, torquis, and Προκνη, Progne, with Hirundo zonaris Shaw as the type, is suggested as appropriate." (Oberholser 1906).
Var. Streptoprocnes.
Synon. Semicollum.

rutila
L. rutilus  golden, red, auburn.
● ex “African Heron” of Latham 1787 (?syn. Ardea sp.)
● ex “Habia dentudo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 91 (Phytotoma).

SUBSPECIES

Chestnut-collared Swift (griseifrons)
SCI Name: Streptoprocne rutila griseifrons
griseifrons
Med. L. griseum  grey; L. frons, frontis  forehead, brow.

Chestnut-collared Swift (brunnitorques)
SCI Name: Streptoprocne rutila brunnitorques
brunnitorques
Mod. L. brunneus  brown  < Med. L. brunius  brown; L. torques or torquis  necklace, collar  < torquere  to twist.

Chestnut-collared Swift (rutila)
SCI Name: Streptoprocne rutila rutila
rutila
L. rutilus  golden, red, auburn.
● ex “African Heron” of Latham 1787 (?syn. Ardea sp.)
● ex “Habia dentudo” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 91 (Phytotoma).