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Giant Swiftlet Alternate name
Hydrochous gigas Scientific name
Apodiformes Order
Apodidae Family
14.3 - 16.2 cm Length
Tropical montane rainforest, often near water between 300 - 1,500 m. Found in:- Indonesia & Malaysia. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Flying arthropods. Food  
Gregarious Habits
1705 World Number
Near Threatened Status

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