Ridgetop Swiftlet / Collocalia isonota

Ridgetop Swiftlet

SCI Name:  Collocalia isonota
Protonym:  Collocalia linchi isonota Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 58 p.182,208
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ridswi1
Type Locality:  Irisan, Benguet, Luzon.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1906
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.

isonota
Gr. ισος isos  equal, similar; -νωτος -nōtos  -backed  < νωτον nōton  back.

SUBSPECIES

Ridgetop Swiftlet (isonota)
SCI Name: Collocalia isonota isonota
isonota
Gr. ισος isos  equal, similar; -νωτος -nōtos  -backed  < νωτον nōton  back.

Ridgetop Swiftlet (bagobo)
SCI Name: Collocalia isonota bagobo
bagobo
Bagobo or Bagabo, an indigenous people of Mindanao, Philippines.