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Dark-rumped Swift Apus acuticauda   - In flight
Dark-rumped Swift
Photographer : © Manoj Sharma
Location :Khonoma, Nagaland, India
Date : 5 May 2011
English synonyms:Dark-backed Swift, Khasi Hills Swift
Bird Family :Apodidae - Swifts, Swiftlets & Needletails
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Currently usually considered a monotypic species but recent research shows that it is closely related to Apus (pacificus) cooki. For further information please refer to the taxonomic notes on Apus pacificus.
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