Silver-backed needletail

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Silver-backed needletail
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus: Hirundapus
Species: H. cochinchinensis
Binomial name
Hirundapus cochinchinensis
(Oustalet, 1878)

The silver-backed needletail (Hirundapus cochinchinensis) is a species of swift in the family Apodidae. It is found in Southeast Asia, Sumatra, Java and Taiwan. It is a vagrant to Christmas Island. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.