Black-nest swiftlet

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Black-nest swiftlet
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Black-nest Swiftlet at Upper Peirce Reservoir, Singapore
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus: Aerodramus
Species: 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 forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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

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