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  • White-throated Needletail

  • Hirundapus caudacutus
  • This large swift has long curved wings and white markings. The plumage of the White-throated Needletail is predominantly grey-brown, glossed with green and the wings are long and pointed. The tail is short and square, with the protruding feather shafts giving a spiky appearance. The throat and undertail are white. 

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=670
  • Song link
  • « Back to Catalog
  • White-throated Needletail

  • This large swift has long curved wings and white markings. The plumage of the White-throated Needletail is predominantly grey-brown, glossed with green and the wings are long and pointed. The tail is short and square, with the protruding feather shafts giving a spiky appearance. The throat and undertail are white. 

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Hirundapus caudacutus
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 334
  • Size
  • 20cm
  • Period in district
  • Dec-Apr
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=670
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/white-throated-needletail