Bat-like Spinetails

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The Bat-like Spinetails (Neafrapus boehmi) - also known as Böhm’s Spine-tailed Swifts - are swifts that occur naturally in the following African countries:

Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Recognized Subspecies and Ranges

  • Neafrapus boehmi boehmi (Schalow, 1882) - Nominate Form
    • Range: Western and central eastern Angola, southern Democratic Republic of the Congo, western and northern Zambia and western Tanzania.

  • Neafrapus boehmi sheppardi (Roberts, 1922)
    • Range: Southeastern Kenya and eastern Tanzania; eastern and southeastern Zambia, northern and eastern Zimbabwe, Mozambique and northeastern South Africa.

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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