Pale-footed Swallow

Pale-footed Swallow / Orochelidon flavipes

Pale-footed Swallow

Here the details of the Pale-footed Swallow named bird below:

SCI Name:  Orochelidon flavipes
Protonym:  Pygochelidon flavipes Am.Mus.Novit. no.30 p.8
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Hirundinidae /
Taxonomy Code:  pafswa1
Type Locality:  Maraynioc, 10,850 feet, Junin, Peru.
Publish Year:  1922
IUCN Status:  


(Hirundinidae; Ϯ Brown-bellied Swallow O. murina) Gr. ορος oros, ορεος oreos  mountain (i.e. Ecuadorean Andes); χελιδων khelidōn, χελιδονος khelidonos  swallow; "Orochelidon †, new genus.   Differing from Atticora, Neochelidon and Notiochelidon in having the subbasal phalanx of middle toe entirely free from the outer toe; from Diplochelidon in having the tail much less than two-thirds as long as wing, and forked for less than one-fourth its length (nearly even in one species), and nasal fossæ occupying at least basal half of maxilla.   Type, Petrochelidon murina Cassin (= Hirundo cinerea Gmelin?)   ...   † Oρος, a mountain; χελιδων, a swallow." (Ridgway 1903).
Synon. Haplochelidon.

L. flavus  yellow, golden-yellow; pes, pedis  foot   < Gr. πους pous, ποδος podos  foot.
● ex “Water-hen called Ochropus” of Willughby 1676, “Gallinula ochropus major” of Ray 1713, “Porphyrio rufus” of Brisson 1760, “Smirring” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Yellow-legged Gallinule” of Latham 1785 (syn. Gallinula chloropus).
● ex “Yellowshanks” of Pennant 1785 (Tringa).