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Silver-backed needletail

Thai: นกแอ่นใหญ่หัวตาดำ, nok aen yai hua taa dam

Binomial name: Hirundapus cochinchinensis, Emile Oustalet, 1878

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

It is found in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. It is a vagrant to Christmas Island.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกแอ่นใหญ่หัวตาดำ, nok aen yai hua taa dam

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Silver-backed needletail, Hirundapus cochinchinensis in Thailand

Range map of Hirundapus cochinchinensis in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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