Species Details


White‑rumped Spinetail Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Zoonavena sylvatica
Family : Apodidae
Order : Apodiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : White-rumped Needletail
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The White-rumped Spinetail is a small blue-black swift with a broad, white rump-band and several spines sticking out of its tail (adult bird length approximately 13 cm, weight 13 g, wing 11.5 cm, bill 0.7 cm, tarsus 0.8 cm, tail 3.5 cm). The adult looks blue-black from above and dusky from below. It feeds on flying beetles, bugs, grasshoppers, ants and bees. It breeds in hills and mountains in February-May.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: carmelo_lopez(www.inaturalist.org/people/carmelo_lopez),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.