Black Spinetail (Telecanthura melanopygia) - HBW 5, p. 438
French: Martinet de Chapin
Spanish: Vencejo del Ituri
Other common names: Chapin's Spinetail, Ituri (Mottle-throated) Spinetail/Spinetailed Swift
Taxonomy: Chætura melanopygia Chapin, 1915, Avakubi, Ituri District, Zaire.
Genus formerly merged into Chaetura, or occasionally Rhaphidura. Monotypic.
Distribution: Sierra Leone to S Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and Gabon; also SW Central African Republic, NE Zaire and NE Angola.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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