Black spinetail

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Black spinetail
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus: Telacanthura
Species: T. melanopygia
Binomial name
Telacanthura melanopygia
(Chapin, 1915)

The black spinetail (Telacanthura melanopygia) is a species of swift in the family Apodidae. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.