Genus Mearnsia


Papuan Needletail - Endemic to New Guinea where it is widespread in the lowlands and hills up to 550 m. It has been recorded from Boigu Island, Queensland, Australian territory in north-western Torres Strait.


Philippine Needletail - Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Apodidae
Genus : Mearnsia