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Dark-rumped Swift Apus acuticauda   - In flight
Dark-rumped Swift
Photographer : © Anwaruddin Choudhury
Location :near Kane Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Date : 5 March 2013
English synonyms:Dark-backed Swift, Khasi Hills Swift
Bird Family :Apodidae - Swifts, Swiftlets & Needletails
Bird Group :APODIFORMES
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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