Glossy swiftlet Collocalia esculenta, copyright Lip Kee.

Belongs within: Apodinae.

Collocalia, the swiftlets, is a genus of small, mostly plain-coloured swifts found in southeast Asia and islands of the Pacific.

<==Collocalia Gray 1840 CC10 [incl. Salangana Streubel 1848 B94; Collocaliini, Salanganini]
    |--+--C. troglodytes JT12
    |  `--+--*C. esculenta (Linnaeus 1758) CC10, JT12, L58 [=Hirundo esculenta CC10]
    |     |    |--C. e. esculenta M03
    |     |    `--C. e. natalis M03
    |     `--+--C. dodgei BKB15
    |        `--C. linchi JT12
    `--+--C. papuensis JT12
       `--+--C. vulcanorum JT12
          `--+--+--C. brevirostris JT12
             |  `--C. maxima JT12
             `--+--+--C. terraereginae JT12
                |  `--C. whiteheadi JT12
                `--+--C. spodiopygia JT12
                   `--+--+--+--C. elaphra JT12
                      |  |  `--C. francica JT12
                      |  `--+--C. fuciphaga JT12
                      |     `--C. salangana JT12
                      `--+--C. mearnsi JT12
                         `--+--C. vanikorensis JT12
                            `--+--C. bartschi JT12 [=C. inexpectata bartshi L81]
                               `--C. sawtelli JT12

Collocalia incertae sedis:
  C. agnota S13
  C. amelis JT12
  C. buday Boles 2001 M09
  C. cinerea S13
  C. germani JT12
  C. hirundinacea JT12
  C. inexpectata L81
  C. infuscata JT12
  C. inquieta JT12
  C. leucophaea JT12
  C. leucopygia S13
  C. nuditarsus JT12
  C. ocista JT12
  C. orientalis JT12
  C. palawanensis JT12
  C. pelewensis JT12
  C. rogersi JT12
  C. unicolor JT12
  C. uropygialis S13

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B94] Bock, W. J. 1994. History and nomenclature of avian family-group names. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 222: 1–281.

[BKB15] Burleigh, J. G., R. T. Kimball & E. L. Braun. 2015. Building the avian tree of life using a large-scale, sparse supermatrix. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 84: 53–63.

[CC10] Checklist Committee (OSNZ). 2010. Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand, Norfolk and Macquarie Islands, and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica 4th ed. Ornithological Society of New Zealand and Te Papa Press: Wellington.

[JT12] Jetz, W., G. H. Thomas, J. B. Joy, K. Hartmann & A. Ø. Mooers. 2012. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature 491: 444–448.

[L58] Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae.

[L81] Long, J. L. 1981. Introduced Birds of the World: The worldwide history, distribution and influence of birds introduced to new environments. Reed: Sydney.

[M09] Mayr, G. 2009. Paleogene Fossil Birds. Springer.

[M03] Morcombe, M. 2003. Field Guide to Australian Birds 2nd ed. Steve Parish Publishing.

[S13] Sarasin, F. 1913. Die Vögel Neu-Caledoniens und der Loyalty-Inseln. In: Sarasin, F., & J. Roux (eds) Nova Caledonia: Forschungen in Neu-Caledonian und auf den Loyalty-Inseln. A. Zoologie vol. 1 pt 1 pp. 1–78, pls 1–3. C. W. Kreidels Verlag: Wiesbaden.

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