Philippine Swiftlet (Aerodramus mearnsi) - HBW 5, p. 427
French: Salangane de Mearns
Spanish: Salangana Filipina
Other common names: Philippine Grey Swiftlet, Brown-rumped Swiftlet(!)
Taxonomy: Collocalia fuciphaga mearnsi Oberholser, 1912, Haights in the Oaks, near Pauai, Benguet, Luzon.
Genus often merged into Collocalia. Forms superspecies with A. infuscatus, A. hirundinaceus, A. spodiopygius and A. terraereginae. Previously placed in the A. vanikorensis superspecies. Monotypic.
Distribution: Philippines, on Luzon, Mindoro, Palawan, Negros, Bohol and Mindanao.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
feeding flock, part of a spectacular gathering of swifts and hirundines that build up here during the late afternoons Locality Mantiquil, Negros, Philippines (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 16 February 2015 1 year ago 31 sec 3
A bird flying. Locality Sagada, Mountain Province, Luzon, Philippines (Monotypic species)
Desmond Allen 17 February 2008 7 years ago 18 sec 3
A bird sitting on the nest in the evening Locality Mount Kitanglad, Bukidnon Province, Mindanao, Philippines (Monotypic species)
Luc Fazio 7 February 2004 8 years ago 25 sec 3