White-collared Swift

White-collared Swift / Streptoprocne zonaris

White-collared Swift

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

SCI Name:  Streptoprocne zonaris
Protonym:  Hirundo zonaris CimeliaPhysica[Miller,JF] p.100 pl.55
Taxonomy:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whcswi
Type Locality:  No locality, but assumed to be Brazil, restricted to Chapada, Matto Grosso by Chapman, antea, p. 605, a very improbable locality.
Publish Year:  1796
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.

Mod. L. zonaris  belted, banded  < L. zona  band  < Gr. ζωνη zōnē  girdle, belt.


White-collared Swift (mexicana)
SCI Name: Streptoprocne zonaris mexicana
Mexico (probably named after Mexihtli, another name for Huitzilopochtli the Aztec god of war).
● ex “Acatechichictli” of Ray 1713, “Ligurinus mexicanus” of Brisson 1760, “Acatéchili” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Mexican Siskin” of Latham 1783 (?syn. Carduelis tristis).
● ex “Bruant du Méxique” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 386, fig. 1, and “Thérèse jaune” of de Buffon 1770-1786 (syn. Haemorhous mexicanus).
● ex “Yohoalcoachitlin” of Ray 1713, “Fulica mexicana” of Brisson 1760, and “Mexican Coot” of Latham 1785 (syn. Porphyrula martinica).
● Erroneous TL. New Spain (?= New Granada); ex “Avis Ani mexicana cauda longissima” of Seba 1734-1765, “Promerops mexicanus” of Brisson 1760, “Promérops à ailes bleues” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Mexican Promerops” of Latham 1782 (?syn. Ptilogonys caudatus).
● Erroneous TL. Upper California, Mexico (= Bahia, Brazil) (syn. Spinus yarrellii).
● Erroneous TL. Mexico (= Cayenne); ex “Touauhtototl” of Hernandez 1651, and Ray 1713, and “Tangara bleu de Cayenne” of Brisson 1760 (Tangara).
● "96. LOXIA.  ...  mexicana.  8. L. rubra, alis nigris.  Avis mexicana rubra passeris species. Seb. mus. I. p. 101. t. 95. f. 1.  Habitat in America australi." (Linnaeus 1758) (unident.; ?Thraupidae).

White-collared Swift (bouchellii)
SCI Name: Streptoprocne zonaris bouchellii
Dr Theodore W. Bouchelle (?1876-?1934) surgeon and metallurgist at Eden Goldmine, near Bonanza, Nicaragua (subsp. Streptoprocne zonaris).

White-collared Swift (pallidifrons)
SCI Name: Streptoprocne zonaris pallidifrons
L. pallidus  pale  < pallere  to be pale; frons, frontis  brow, forehead.

White-collared Swift (subtropicalis)
SCI Name: Streptoprocne zonaris subtropicalis
Mod. L. subtropicalis  subtropical, of the subtropics  < L. sub  next to; Mod. L. tropicalis  tropical  < Late L. tropicus  tropical  < L. tropicus  of turning  < Gr. τροπικος tropikos  of the solstice  < τροπη tropē  turn, change  < τρεπω trepō  to turn.

White-collared Swift (altissima)
SCI Name: Streptoprocne zonaris altissima
L. altissimus highest < super. altus high < alere to support.

White-collared Swift (minor)
SCI Name: Streptoprocne zonaris minor
L. minor  smaller  < comp. parvus  small. “Comparative names ... Specific names expressive of comparative size are also to be avoided, as they may be rendered inaccurate by the after-discovery of additional species. The names ... maximus, minor, minimus, etc. are examples of this objectionable practice” (Strickland Code 1842).
● ex “Short-eared Owl” of Pennant 1761 (syn. Asio flammeus).
● ex “Little Thrush” of Catesby 1731-1743, Edwards 1758-1764, Latham 1783, and Pennant 1785, “Turdus iliacus carolinensis” of Brisson 1760, and “Grivette de l’Amérique” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Catharus fuscescens).
● ex “Whip-poor-will” of Catesby 1731 (Chordeiles).
● ex “Coucou des palétuviers de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 813, “Petit Vieillard” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Mangrove Cuckow” of Latham 1782 (Coccyzus).
● "54. PICUS.  ...  minor.  12. P. albo nigroque varius vertice rubro, ano albido.  Picus albo nigroque varius, rectricibus tribus lateralibus seminigris. Fn. svec. 83. Hasselqv. iter. 242.  Picus varius tertius. Raj. av. 43.  Picus varius minor. Alb. av. I. p. 20. t. 20.  Habitat in Europa.” (Linnaeus 1758) (Dryobates).
● ex “Fregata minor” of Brisson 1760, “Petite Frégate” of de Buffon 1770-1783, “Man of War Bird” of Edwards 1760, and “Lesser Frigate Pelican” of Latham 1785 (Fregata).
● ex “Petit Indicateur” of Levaillant 1807, pl. 242 (Indicator).
● ex “Pie-grièsche d’Italie” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 32, fig. 1 (Lanius).
● ex “Perruche à ailes noires” of de Buffon 1770-1783, “Petite perruche de l’isle de Luçon, 4ème ésp.” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Luzonian Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (syn. Loriculus philippensis).
● ex “Apiaster Philippensis minor” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Merops viridis americanus).
● ex “Little Woodcock” of Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (Microptera).
● ex “Troupiale de la Caroline” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 606, fig. 1, “Petit Troupiale noir” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Lesser black Oriole” of Latham 1782 (syn. Molothrus ater).
● ex “Lesser Bird of Paradise” of Latham 1783 (Paradisaea).
● ex “Barbican à ventre rose” of Levaillant 1806 (Pogonornis).
● ex “Porphyrio minor” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Porphyrula martinica).
● ex “Colymbus fluviatilis” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Tachybaptus ruficollis).
● ex “Huppe d’Afrique” of Audebert & Vieillot 1800-1802 (syn. Upupa africana).
● ex “Ringvia” of Brünnich 1764, and “Lesser Guillemot” of Pennant 1785 (syn. Uria aalge).

White-collared Swift (albicincta)
SCI Name: Streptoprocne zonaris albicincta
albicincta / albicinctus
L. albus  white; cinctus  girdle  < cingere  to encircle.

White-collared Swift (kuenzeli)
SCI Name: Streptoprocne zonaris kuenzeli
Werner Künzel (fl. 1952) German sculptor, artist, resident in Bolivia (subsp. Streptoprocne zonaris).

White-collared Swift (zonaris)
SCI Name: Streptoprocne zonaris zonaris
Mod. L. zonaris  belted, banded  < L. zona  band  < Gr. ζωνη zōnē  girdle, belt.