Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swifts :: Purple Needletail

Purple Needletail Hirundapus celebensis

Described by: Sclater, P. L. (1865)
Alternate common name(s): Celebes Needletail, Celebes Spine-tailed Swift, Sulawesi Spine-tailed Swift
Old scientific name(s): Chaetura celebensis


Mambucal, Negros, Philippines - Feb, 2007 © Leif Gabrielsen 
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N. Sulawesi and Philippines;
Two populations;
Calayan, Luzon, Mindoro, Catanduanes, Marinduque, Negros, Mindanao and Basilan.


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


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