Satin Swiftlet / Collocalia uropygialis

Satin Swiftlet / Collocalia uropygialis

Satin Swiftlet

SCI Name:  Collocalia uropygialis
Protonym:  Collocalia uropygialis Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist.(3), 17 p.123
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  satswi1
Type Locality:  Aneiteum, New Hebrides.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1866
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.

uropygialis / uropygiata / uropygiatus
Med. L. uropygium  rump  < Gr. ουροπυγιον ouropugion  bird’s rump.

SUBSPECIES

Satin Swiftlet (uropygialis)
SCI Name: Collocalia uropygialis uropygialis
uropygialis / uropygiata / uropygiatus
Med. L. uropygium  rump  < Gr. ουροπυγιον ouropugion  bird’s rump.

Satin Swiftlet (albidior)
SCI Name: Collocalia uropygialis albidior
albidior
L. albidior, albidioris  more whitish, whiter  < comp. albidus  whitish   < albus  white.