White-rumped spinetail

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White-rumped spinetail
White-rumped spinetail from Thattekad, Kerala.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus: Zoonavena
Species: Z. sylvatica
Binomial name
Zoonavena sylvatica
(Tickell, 1846)

The white-rumped spinetail or white-rumped needletail (Zoonavena sylvatica) is a species of swift found in the forests of Bangladesh, India (the Western Ghats) and Nepal. It is often seen over waterbodies in the middle of forest. It can resemble a house swift but has a white vent.

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