Philippine spine-tailed swift

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Philippine spine-tailed swift
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus: Mearnsia
Species: M. picina
Binomial name
Mearnsia picina
(Tweeddale, 1879)

The Philippine spine-tailed swift (Mearnsia picina), also known as the Philippine needletail, is a species of swift in the family Apodidae. It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.

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