★ Satin swiftlet
Satin cream is a small bird in the swift family Apodidae. It is endemic to the island of Santa Cruz, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Loyalty Islands in the southwest Pacific. He was previously considered a subspecies of the glossy cream.
1. Taxonomy. (Таксономия)
Satin cream has been described by English zoologist George Robert gray in 1866 as a subspecies of glossy cream with a scientific name Collocalia uropygialis cream. Settlement Type Anatome, the southernmost island of Vanuatu. Epithet from the Latin uropygialis means "crust". Satin cream was previously considered a subspecies of glossy cream, but was upgraded to the status of species on the basis of the results of a detailed analysis of the swiftlets of the genus Collocalia published in 2017.
Two subspecies are recognized:
- U. S. uropygialis grey, gr. 1866 – Santa Cruz Islands and Vanuatu.
- S. U. albidior Salomonsen, 1983 – Loyalty Islands and New Caledonia.
2. Description. (Описание)
Satin cream is about 10 cm 4 in length. The back is bluish black satin. Throat and upper breast plain dark-grey, lower breast, flanks and belly are white. Tail feathers are dark, but there usually dull white spots on inner webs. Subspecies albidior bigger and with large white spots on inner webs of tail feathers. The upper breast is lighter gray with white borders on the feathers.
- Collocalia sumbawae Drab swiftlet Collocalia neglecta Satin swiftlet Collocalia uropygialis Christmas Island swiftlet Collocalia natalis This bird
- neglecta Glossy swiftlet Collocalia esculenta Satin swiftlet Collocalia uropygialis Bornean swiftlet Collocalia dodgei Cave swiftlet Collocalia linchi
- glossy swiftlet Drab swiftlet Collocalia neglecta formerly treated as a subspecies of the glossy swiftlet Glossy swiftlet Collocalia esculenta Satin swiftlet
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- Giant swiftlet Glossy swiftlet Cave swiftlet Bornean swiftlet Pygmy swiftlet Seychelles swiftlet Mascarene swiftlet Indian swiftlet Philippine swiftlet Halmahera
- Apodidae Pacific swift, Apus pacificus - B Glossy swiftlet Collocalia esculenta Uniform swiftlet Collocalia vanikorensis - S White - throated needletail
- crescent or boomerang. Satin swiftlet Collocalia uropygialis White - rumped swiftlet Aerodramus spodiopygius Uniform swiftlet Aerodramus vanikorensis
- Glossy swiftlet Collocalia esculenta Satin swiftlet Collocalia uropygialis Mountain swiftlet Aerodramus hirundinaceus White - rumped swiftlet Aerodramus
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- cristatus - Aus Glossy swiftlet Collocalia esculenta - Aus White - rumped swiftlet Collocalia spodiopygius - Aus Uniform swiftlet Collocalia vanikorensis
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- Hydrochous - giant swiftlet Genus Mearnsia Genus Neafrapus Genus Panyptila Genus Rhaphidura Genus Schoutedenapus - African swiftlets Genus Streptoprocne
- caudacutus Christmas Island swiftlet Collocalia natalis Christmas Island Glossy swiftlet Collocalia esculenta vagrant Australian swiftlet Aerodramus terraereginae
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