Böhm's spinetail

Böhm's spinetail (Neafrapus boehmi), also known as the bat-like spinetail, is a species of swift in the family Apodidae.

Böhm's spinetail
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Böhm's spinetails in southern Mozambique
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus: Neafrapus
N. boehmi
Binomial name
Neafrapus boehmi
(Schalow, 1882)

It is found in Angola, Botswana, DRC, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It occurs in the vicinity of Baobab trees and nests in cavities in the trees.

The name of this bird commemorates the German zoologist Richard Böhm.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2018). "Neafrapus boehmi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22686672A130109598. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22686672A130109598.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.

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