Collocalia leucophaea

The Tahiti Swiftlet is a species of swift in the family Apodidae. It is endemic to the Society Islands in French Polynesia, where it occurs on Tahiti and Moorea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

The Collocalia leucophaea is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Collocalia leucophaea is a chordate, or more specifically a bird, in the Apodidae family. Collocalia leucophaea is commonly known (its common name) as the Tahiti Swiftlet in English. Collocalia leucophaea is classified as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. More

Range & population Collocalia leucophaea breeds only on Tahiti in the Society Islands, French Polynesia, where it was recorded in five valleys in 1971-19744, and in six valleys (out of 39 visited) during the period 1986-19915, apparently never having been abundant in the 20th century4. Indeed, in 1923, it was noted that two local hunters travelled for eight days through the valleys without seeing this species1. In 1997, a new breeding site, with c. More

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Apodidae
Genus : Collocalia
Species : leucophaea
Authority : (Peale, 1848)