UNIFORM SWIFTLET FACTS
The Uniform Swiftlet is a medium-sized swiftlet with a shallowly forked tail. The bird is dark grey-brown above, and lighter grey-brown below, with paler chin and throat. It is a gregarious bird that forages in groups and nests in colonies in caves.
Vanikoro Swiftlet, Lowland Swiftlet
Length: 13cm. Wingspan: 27cm. Weight: about 11g
lowland forests and open areas.
The Uniform Swiftlet nests in colonies in caves. The birds use echolocation to navigate, like bats. The nest is a shallow cup made from moss and saliva, attached to a vertical cave wall in the darkness of a cave. A clutch contains one or two white eggs.
The Uniform Swiftlet is widespread from the Philippines through to New Guinea and Melanesia. It is a rare vagrant to northern Australia, with records from Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait islands.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Uniform Swiftlet|