Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swifts :: Bat-like Spinetail

Bat-like Spinetail Neafrapus boehmi

Described by: Schalow (1882)
Alternate common name(s): Böhm's Spinetail, Boehm's Spinetail, Böhm's Spine-tailed Swift, Boehm's Spine-tailed Swift
Old scientific name(s): Chaetura boehmi, Mearnsia boehmi


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S. tropical Africa;
Highly fragmented distribution;
(1) W. and ce. Angola, sc. and se. Zaire, w. and n. Zambia and w. Tanzania.
(2) Se. Kenya and e. Tanzania. E. and se. Zambia, ne. and e. Zimbabwe, Malawi s. to n. Namibia, n. Botswana, s. 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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