Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swifts :: White-throated Needletail
White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus
Described by: Latham (1802)
Alternate common name(s): White-throated Spine-tailed Swift, Asiatic Spine-tailed Swift, Northern Needletail, White-throated Spinetail, White-throated Spinetailed Swift, Spinetailed Swift
Old scientific name(s): Hirundapus caudacuta, Chaetura caudacuta
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RangeNc. Siberia, Japan, and Himalayas;
(1) Siberia, Sakhalin Is., the Kuril Is. and Japan.
Winters in e. China and s. to Australia (ex. ne. Western Australia, n. Northern Territory, c. to e. Queensland, c. and e. New South Wales (Sidney), Victoria, ex. se. South Australia and Tasmania.
(2) Himalayas of nw. Pakistan, n. India, sw. China and Taiwan.
Winters s. to India and Burma.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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