CECROPIS

(Hirundinidae; Ϯ Greater Striped Swallow C. cucullata) Gr. Κεκροπις Kekropis  Athenian woman. Seemingly despite its generic appellation the Greater Striped Swallow breeds in southern Africa, but the epithet reflects the use of Attic place names and proper names for swallows (see Atticora); "I. Fam. Hirundinidae Vigors.  Hirundo Lin.  ...   Cecropis. Hir. capensis Gm.; rustica Gm. u.s.w." (Boie 1826); "Cecropis Boie, 1826, Isis von Oken, Heft 10, col. 971. Type, by subsequent designation, Hirundo capensis Gmelin = Hirundo cucullata Boddaert (Salvadori, 1881, Orn. Pap. Mol., pt. 2, p. 1)." (Peters 1960, IX, 113).    
Var. Acropis, Cercropis.   
Synon. Baruwaia, Herophilus, Lillia, Phoenichelidon.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 24 April 2019).