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Hirundapus giganteus(Temminck, 1825)

Brown-backed Needletail

Image acquired with permission from the Natural History Museum at Tring, United Kingdom. Specimen collected by A. R. Wallace. Specimen locality: Singapore
Label transcription: [Collected by A.R.Wallace. 1854 Acanthylis giganteus. Tem. Singapore 142][No. 1854 Brit. Mus. Reg. Chaetura gigantea(Temm) Loc. Singapore Excoll. A. R. Wallace]

Species known to occur in Singapore
Species known to occur in Singapore.
Imaged Wallace Specimen from Singapore.

Taxon Information

Vertebrata: Aves: Apodiformes: Apodidae (Swifts)
Taxon Name (original as given on label):
Acanthylis giganteus
A.R. Wallace
Locality of Specimen:
Specimen Repository:
Natural History Museum Tring


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