Glossy Swiftlet

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The Glossy Swiftlet is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Glossy Swiftlet (Collocalia esculenta) is a species of swift in the Apodidae family. It is found in Australia, Brunei, Christmas Island, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Republic of India, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, and Vanuatu. More info is available at IUCN References - 1. ^ a b BirdLife International 2009 in IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. More

“Many Glossy Swiftlets, one or two at a time would swoop down repeatedly to the completed Baya Weaver nest. They all target the same two nests that were already partially destroyed (one more than the other, both were close to each other). The material was again collected from the nest entry location (entrance-tube section). Possibly easier to steal and rip off from this location. “The Glossy Swiftlets would either swoop in and grab a loose strand with their beak and pull away until it snapped. More

* Glossy Swiftlet steals nest materials from Baya Weaver II “I was out today to re-visit old locations in the... * Baya Weaver and animal prey Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS photographed the Baya Weaver (Ploceus... * Indian Silverbills reusing Baya Weaver nests From India comes a note from Ashwini Vaidya, on the... More

of the Glossy Swiftlet pending further study of its genome. Description - The Christmas Island Swiftlet is a small swiftlet some 9-11 cm in length. It is mainly glossy blue-black or green-black above, with dark grey underparts relieved by a prominent white belly and vent. More

Glossy Swiftlet (Collocalia esculenta) is a resident in Andaman & Nicobar islands. More

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Apodidae
Genus : Collocalia
Species : esculenta
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)