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Swiftlet, Uniform
 
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Scientific Name:
Aerodramus vanikorensis
Location(s):
Asia, Australasia, Australia, Global, IndoChina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands Read more
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IUCN
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be common to abundant throughout its range (del Hoyo et al. 1999). ...
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Wikipedia
The Uniform Swiftlet, (Aerodramus vanikorensis), also known as the Vanikoro or Lowland Swiftlet, is a gregarious, medium-sized swiftlet with a shallowly forked tail. The colouring is dark grey-brown, darker on the upperparts with somewhat paler underparts, especially on chin and throat. This species is widespread from the Philippines through Wallacea, New Guinea and Melanesia. It forages for flying insects primarily in lowland forests and open areas. It nests in caves where it uses its sense of echolocation, rare in birds, to navigate. ...
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