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Indian Swiftlet

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Indian edible-nest swiftlet Alternate name
Collocalia unicolor Scientific name
Apodiformes Order
Apodidae Family
12 cm Length
Roosts & breeds in caves, feeds over , shrubland & forest, up to 2,200 m. Found in:- India [Gangetic plain, Southeast. Southwest, Uttar Pradesh.] Sri Lanka Habitat-Altitude-Range
2 White eggs in a cup spaped nest. Clutch
Flying arthropods. Food  
Gregarious. Habits
1711 World Number
Least concern Status

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Indian Swiftlet calls
Collocalia unicolor (0:20)
David Farrow XC19740
271102, India

L. Shyamal

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