White-rumped swiftlet

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White-rumped swiftlet
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus: Aerodramus
Species: A. spodiopygius
Binomial name
Aerodramus spodiopygius
(Peale, 1848)

Collocalia spodiopygia (Peale, 1848)
Collocalia spodiopygius (Peale, 1848) [orthographic error]

The white-rumped swiftlet (Aerodramus spodiopygius) is a species of swift in the family Apodidae.

It is found in American Samoa, Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu. Birds in Australia are now treated as a separate species, Australian swiftlet (Aerodramus terraereginae).

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and rocky areas.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2014). "Aerodramus spodiopygius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 August 2014.

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