Hirundapus is a genus of swifts in the family Apodidae. The name Hirundapus is constructed from the names of the swallow genus Hirundo and the swift genus Apus.[1]

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White-throated needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Tribe: Chaeturini
Genus: Hirundapus
Hodgson, 1837

It contains the following species:


  1. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm Publishers. p. 193. ISBN 1408125013.