Black-nest swiftlet

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Black-nest swiftlet
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Black-nest Swiftlet at Upper Peirce Reservoir, Singapore
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A. maximus
Binomial name
Aerodramus maximus
Hume, 1878
Synonyms

Collocalia maxima

The black-nest swiftlet (Aerodramus maximus) is a species of swift in the family Apodidae. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

It is one of the main sources of edible nests for bird's nest soup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Collocalia maxima". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.