Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Genus Aerodramus Oberholser, 1906


Excluded Taxa


APODIDAE: Aerodramus francicus (Gmelin, 1789)

APODIDAE: Aerodramus fuciphagus (Thunberg, 1812)




New South Wales, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

India, SE Asia, Philippines, Indonesian archipelagos, Papuasia, outlying island groups in Indian and west Pacific Ocean.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


NSW, Qld: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), NSW North Coast (NNC), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Other Regions

Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: SE coastal
    • Queensland: Great Barrier Reef, N Gulf, NE coast, NE coastal, NE oceanic, Torres Strait Islands
  • Indonesia
    • Irian Jaya
    • Sulawesi (Celebes)
  • New Caledonia
  • Papua New Guinea
    • Bismarck Archipelago
  • Vanuatu

Oriental Region

  • Philippines

Distribution References

General References

Beehler, B.M. & Finch, B.W. 1985. Species-Checklist of the Birds of New Guinea. Australasian Ornithological Monographs No. 1. Melbourne : Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union iii 126 pp. (presenting alternative taxonomic arrangement)

Brooke, R.K. 1970. Taxonomic and evolutionary notes on the subfamilies, tribes, genera and subgenera of the swifts (Aves: Apodidae). Durban Museum Novitates 9: 13-24 (presenting alternative taxonomic arrangement)

Condon, H.T. 1975. Checklist of the Birds of Australia. Part 1 Non-Passerines. Melbourne : Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union xx 311 pp. (presenting alternative taxonomic arrangement as subgenus Salangana Streubel, 1848)

Hartert, E. 1892. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Picariae. Coraciae. London : British Museum Vol. 16 xvi 703 pp., xiv pls. (presenting alternative taxonomic arrangement)

Mathews, G.M. 1918. The Birds of Australia. London : Witherby & Co. Vol. 7 pts i-iv xii pp. 1-384 pls 325-362. [Date published 4 Mar. 1918: volume publication dated as 1918–1919; Publication of Pt 1 (4 Mar. 1918), Pt 2 (15 May 1918), Pt 3 (26 Aug.), Pt 4 (19 Dec 1918), Pt 5 (12 June 1919)] (presenting alternative taxonomic arrangement)

Mathews, G.M. 1927. Systema Avium Australasianarum. A systematic list of the birds of the Australasian region. London : British Ornithologists' Union Pt 1 iv 426 pp. (presenting alternative taxonomic arrangement)

Peters, J.L. 1940. Check-list of Birds of the World. Cambridge : Harvard University Press Vol. 4 xii 291 pp. (presenting alternative taxonomic arrangement)

Salomonsen, F. 1983. Revision of the Melanesian swiftlets (Apodes, Aves) and their conspecific forms in the Indo-Australian and Polynesian region. Noona Dan Papers no. 141. Biologiske Skrifter Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab 23(5): 1-112 (presenting alternative taxonomic arrangement)

Sibley, C.G. & Monroe, B.L., Jr 1990. Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World. New Haven : Yale University Press xxiv 1111 pp. (presenting alternative taxonomic arrangement)

Stresemann, E. 1925. Bruchstücke einer Revision der Salanganen (Collocalia). Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 11: 179-190 (presenting alternative taxonomic arrangement)

Wolters, H.E. 1976. Die Vogelarten der Erde. Eine systematische Liste mit Verbreitungsangaben sowie deutschen und englischen Namen. Hamburg : Paul Parey pp. Lief. 2, 81-160. (presenting alternative taxonomic arrangement)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
10-Nov-2020 AVES 10-Nov-2020 MODIFIED
20-Nov-2015 APODIDAE 28-Feb-2020 MODIFIED
10-Nov-2020 MODIFIED