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White-rumped Needletail Zoonavena sylvatica  
White-rumped Needletail
Photographer : © Subharanjan Sen
Location :Satkosia Gorge Tiger Reserve, Odisha, India
Date : 4 May 2014
English synonyms:White-rumped Needletail-Swift, White-rumped Spinetail, White-rumped Spine-tailed Swift, Indian White-rumped Spine-tailed Swift, White-rumped Spinetailed Swift
Bird Family :Apodidae - Swifts, Swiftlets & Needletails
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :It was a very hot day and some White-rumped Needletail and a few Crested Treeswifts kept skimming over water at great speed to drink. The Needletails sometimes took a dip into the water surface as well. - SS