Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swifts :: Mottled Spinetail

Mottled Spinetail Telacanthura ussheri

Described by: Sharpe (1870)
Alternate common name(s): Mottle-throated Spinetail, Mottle-throated Needletail, Mottle-throated Spine-tailed Swift, Usser's Spinetail
Old scientific name(s): Chaetura ussheri, Rhaphidura ussheri


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Tropical Africa;
Highly fragmented distribution;
(1) Senegambia, s. Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin and s. Niger to n. Nigeria.
(2) Sw. Cameroon to Gabon, Congo, sw. Central African Republic, n. and ne. Zaire and Uganda.
(3) Coastal s. Kenya, n. Tanzania, Zanzibar and Pemba Is.
(4) W. Angola, s. Malawi, n. and e. Zimbabwe, w. Mozambique and ne. South Africa.


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


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