White-throated Needletail

Hirundapus caudacutus

Order

APODIFORMES

Family

Swifts (Apodidae)

Code 4

WTNE

Code 6

HIRCAU

ITIS

HEAD

White-throated Needletail Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown to brown-black.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: Gray-brown
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

White-throated Needletail Breeding Male Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 19-23 cm (7.5-9 in)
  • Weight: 119 g (4.2 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Gray-brown and white.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

White-throated Needletail Breeding Male Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Very swift flight with several rapid wing beats followed by swooping glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 51 cm (20 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray-brown
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X