Species of Thailand
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
- Hirundapus cochinchinensis
- Thai: นกแอ่นใหญ่หัวตาดำ
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)