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Silver-rumped needletail

Thai: นกแอ่นเล็กหางหนามตะโพกขาว, nok aen lek hang naam taphok khaw

Binomial name: Rhaphidura leucopygialis, Edward Blyth, 1849

The silver-rumped spinetail (Rhaphidura leucopygialis) is a species of swift in the Apodidae family.

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand.

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
Rhaphidura
Species
Rhaphidura leucopygialis

Common names

  • Thai: นกแอ่นเล็กหางหนามตะโพกขาว, nok aen lek hang naam taphok khaw

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Silver-rumped needletail, Rhaphidura leucopygialis in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Kaeng Krung National Park
  • Khao Banthad Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Chong
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Nan National Park
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khlong Nakha Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ko Samui District, Surat Thani
  • Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Pattani District, Pattani
  • Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Ton Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary

Range map of Rhaphidura leucopygialis 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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