Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

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Scientific Name : Apus nipalensis
Family : Apodidae
Order : Apodiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Little Swift
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Little Swift is a stubby, black bird with long wings, a broad white rump and an almost square ended tail (adult bird length approximately 15 cm, weight 21 g, wing 13.5 cm, bill 0.6 cm, tarsus 1 cm, tail 4.5 cm). The adult looks smoky-black from above and blackish from below. It feeds on midges, beetles, flying bugs, winged ants and airborne spiders.
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;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Mike Nelson(www.xeno-canto.org/Mike Nelson), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.