White-naped Swift

White-naped Swift / Streptoprocne semicollaris

White-naped Swift

Here the details of the White-naped Swift named bird below:

SCI Name:  Streptoprocne semicollaris
Protonym:  Acanthylis semicollaris Rev.Mag.Zool. (2), 11 p.118
Taxonomy:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whnswi1
Type Locality:  Great forests of Mexico = San Joaquin, near City of Mexico.
Publish Year:  1859
IUCN Status:  


(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.

L. semi-  half-, semi-  < semis, semissis  half  < as, assis  whole; collaris  collared  < collum  neck.
● ex “Chorlito golas obscura y blanca” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 405 (Nycticryphes).