Collocalia hirundinacea

The Mountain Swiftlet is a species of swift in the family Apodidae. It is endemic to the island of New Guinea and the nearby islands of Karkar, Yapen and Goodenough. It was once placed in the genus Collocalia but has been moved, with many others, to Aerodramus. The species is divided into three subspecies, It occurs in alpine areas from 500 m to the treeline. Its natural habitat is tropical moist montane forests and other mountainous habitats in New Guinea. It also occurs in lower numbers in the lowlands near hills.

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

* Collocalia hirundinacea Mountain Swiftlet * Collocalia spodiopygius White-rumped Swiftlet * Collocalia terraereginae Australian Swiftlet * Collocalia brevirostris Himalayan Swiftlet * Collocalia vulcanorum Volcano Swiftlet * Collocalia rogersi Indochinese Swiftlet * Collocalia whiteheadi Whitehead's Swiftlet * Collocalia nuditarsus Bare-legged Swiftlet * Collocalia orientalis Mayr's Swiftlet * Collocalia salangana Mossy-nest Swiftlet More

Collocalia hirundinacea MOUNTAIN SWIFTLET. Open country and forest, breeding in sinkholes and caves. Lowlands and mts. to 4000 m of New Guinea incl. Yapen, Karkar and Dampier is., and Goodenough I. in the D'Entrecasteaux Arch. Collocalia spodiopygius WHITE-RUMPED SWIFTLET. More

Mountain Swiftlet Collocalia hirundinacea: Above 2000m, we ticked this one. Glossy Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta: Common in the hills and lowlands. Papuan Spine-tailed Swift Mearnsia novaeguineae: Quite common in the Kiunga area. White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus: Three late migrants near Kiunga were a surprise. ALCEDINIDAE Common Paradise-Kingfisher Tanysiptera galatea: A nice view along the Fly River. Brown-headed Paradise-Kingfisher Tanysiptera danae: Good views of an immature at Varirata, a great bird. More

Collocalia hirundinacea, Mountain Swiftlet, (category), Collocalia spodiopygius, ... 4 Genus changes in Typical Swifts Mountain Swiftlet. Collocalia hirundinacea. Aerodramus spodiopygius ... Collocalia vulcanorum. Aerodramus rogersi (Deignan) 1955. Indochinese Swiftlet ... 5 BIRDNET: Apodiformes species list Mountain Swiftlet Collocalia hirundinacea. White-rumped Swiftlet Collocalia spodiopygius ... Indochinese Swiftlet Collocalia rogersi. Whitehead's Swiftlet ... More

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Apodidae
Genus : Collocalia
Species : hirundinacea
Authority : Stresemann, 1914