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Black-nest Swiftlet

Aerodramus maximus

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A small dark swiftlet that is nearly impossible to distinguish from closely-related species such as Mossy-nest and Edible-nest swiftlets. Dark above and paler gray below; rump varies from pale white to dark depending on subspecies. Tail averages more squared-off and less prominently forked than White-nest and Germain’s swiftlets, but best identified on nest, which is dark, as the name suggests, composed of saliva and feathers. Nests in large colonies in caves, often with other species of swiftlet.

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