Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swifts :: Black Spinetail

Black Spinetail Telacanthura melanopygia

Described by: Chapin (1915)
Alternate common name(s): Chapin's Spinetail, Ituri Mottle-throated Spine-tailed Swift, Ituri Spinetail
Old scientific name(s): Chaetura melanopygia, Rhaphidura melanopygia


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C. tropical Africa;
Fragmented distribution;
Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, sw. Cameroon to Gabon (Rabi Oil Field), sw. Central African Republic and ne. Zaire.


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


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