Palawan swiftlet

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Palawan swiftlet
Palawan swiftlet (Aerodramus palawanensis) hunting by echolocation.JPG
A Palawan swiftlet inside the Puerto Princesa river cave.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus: Aerodramus
A. palawanensis
Binomial name
Aerodramus palawanensis

Collocalia palawanensis
Collocalia vanikorensis palawanensis
Aerodramus vanikorensis palawanensis
Aerodramus palawensis

The Palawan swiftlet (Aerodramus palawanensis) is a species of swift in the family Apodidae. Some taxonomists consider it to be a subspecies of the uniform swiftlet. It is endemic to the Philippines. It uses echolocation to navigate and hunt in the darkness.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.