One of a flock of about 50 birds hawking over a dam.

Brown-backed Needletail (Hirundapus giganteus)
One of a flock of about 50 birds hawking over a dam.
Species: Brown-backed Needletail   Hirundapus giganteus
Subspecies: indicus
Author: David Cook Wildlife Photography
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Added to IBC: 10 Jul 2015 - 08:39
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Altitude (m): 
761 meters


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David Cook Wildlife Photography, IBC1094098. Accessible at

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David Cook Wildlife Photography, IBC1094098. Photo of Brown-backed Needletail Hirundapus giganteus at Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. Accessible at

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