Island swiftlet

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Island swiftlet
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus: Aerodramus
Species: A. inquietus
Binomial name
Aerodramus inquietus
Kittlitz, 1858

Collocalia inquietus
Collocalia vanikorensis inquietus
Aerodramus vanikorensis inquietus

The island swiftlet, also known as the Micronesian swiftlet, or Caroline Islands swiftlet, (Aerodramus inquietus) is a species of swift in the Apodidae family. Some taxonomists consider it to be a subspecies of the uniform swiftlet. It is endemic to the Caroline Islands, and its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.