Species of Thailand

Silver-backed needletail

Hirundapus cochinchinensis, Emile Oustalet, 1878

(In Thai: นกแอ่นใหญ่หัวตาดำ)

The silver-backed needletail (Hirundapus cochinchinensis) is a species of swift in the family Apodidae.

It is found in Southeast Asia, Sumatra, Java and Taiwan. It is a vagrant to Christmas Island.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Uncertain status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal statuses:

  • Mainly spring and autumn passage migrant
  • Possibly non-breeding visitor

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Apodiformes
Family
Apodidae
Genus
Hirundapus
Species
Hirundapus cochinchinensis

Common names

  • Thai: นกแอ่นใหญ่หัวตาดำ

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

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Range Map

Distribution map of Silver-backed needletail, Hirundapus cochinchinensis in Thailand
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Dinsor (Chumphon Raptor Center)
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Pang Sida National Park
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Hirundapus cochinchinensis in Thailand