Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swifts :: Papuan Needletail

Papuan Needletail Mearnsia novaeguineae

Described by: D'Albertis; Salvadori (1879)
Alternate common name(s): Papuan Spine-tailed Swift, New Guinea Needletail, Gray-bellied Needletail, Grey-bellied Needletail, New Guinea Spinetail, New Guinea Spine-tailed Swift
Old scientific name(s): Chaetura novaeguineae, Papuanapus novaeguineae


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Lowlands of New Guinea;
(1) New Guinea.
(2) S. New Guinea.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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