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Silver-backed needletail

In 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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Range Map

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