Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

CAVS: 0333

Species Aerodramus terraereginae (Ramsay, 1875)

Australian Swiftlet

Taxonomic Decision for Subspecies Arrangement




New South Wales, Queensland

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)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: SE coastal
    • Queensland: Great Barrier Reef, N Gulf, NE coast, NE coastal, NE oceanic

General References

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)

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)

Mayr, E. 1937. Birds collected during the Whitney South Sea Expedition. XXXIII Notes on New Guinea Birds. I. American Museum Novitates 915: 1-19 (subspecific arrangement)

Medway, Lord 1966. Field characters as a guide to the specific relations of swiftlets. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London 117: 151-172 (subspecific arrangement and specific limits)

Medway, Lord & Pye, J.D. 1977. Echolocation and the systematics of swiftlets. pp. 225-238 in Stonehouse, B. & Perrins, C. (eds). Evolutionary Ecology. London : Macmillan vi 310 pp. (subspecific arrangement and specific limits)

Oberholser, H.C. 1906. A monograph of the genus Collocalia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 58: 177-212 (presenting alternative taxonomic arrangement)

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

White, C.M.N. & Bruce, M.D. 1986. The Birds of Wallacea (Sulawesi, the Moluccas & Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia). An annotated check-list. B.O.U. Check-list No. 7. London : British Ornithologists' Union 524 pp. (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. (subspecific arrangement and specific limits)


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)
12-Feb-2010 (import)