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White-throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Class Aves
Order Apodiformes
Family Apodidae
Genus Hirundapus

Hirundapus is a genus of swifts in the Apodidae family. The name Hirundapus is constructed from the names of the swallow genus Hirundo and the swift genus Apus.


It contains the following species:

White-throated Needletail (Latham, 1801) (Hirundapus caudacutus)
Purple Needletail (Sclater, 1865) (Hirundapus celebensis)
Silver-backed Needletail (Oustalet, 1878) (Hirundapus cochinchinensis)
Brown-backed Needletail (Temminck, 1825) (Hirundapus giganteus)
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