Silver-rumped Spinetail
Upper Seletar Reservoir
04 Jun 1989


General details
Species
Silver-rumped Spinetail Rhaphidura leucopygialis
Record ID 27
Date 04 Jun 1989
Location Upper Seletar Reservoir
Count 1 individual
Date added 25 Oct 2021

This record has not been accepted by the Records Committee. For more details, see below.

Committee's view
Background
Descriptions available in SINAV 3:6 "Appears smaller than House Swift. Short, stout body contrasts with long, oar-like wings which ends in a sharp tip. Tail, short, appearing tail-less and rounded. Flight, straight but with twittering wingbeats. Bird appears all dark.". The record is doubted in both Wang & Hails (2007) and Lim (2009) - the author of the latter literature being the very observer of this record. We defer to their judgements.
Verdict Not accepted (Unverifiable)

References (see all)
References SINAV 3:6
Wang & Hails (2007) Record is rejected
Lim (2009) Record is rejected