Data for:
Akkamalai forest gate, Valparai
List:
Caprimulgiformes > Apodidae

Indian Swiftlet

Aerodramus unicolor

Sign in to see your badges

Identification

POWERED BY MERLIN

A small, brown, nondescript swift with a shallow tail fork. Upperparts are darker brown than the underparts, while the rump is marginally paler. Very similar otherwise to the more widespread Asian Palm-Swift, except that Indian Swiftlet lacks the latter’s longer, deeply forked tail. Mostly seen in the hills, where it breeds in caves, but can disperse to the plains during monsoons or immediately after summer showers, hawking insects in mixed flocks of swifts. 

POWERED BY MERLIN

Statistics

Sign in to see your stats

Weekly Bar Chart

Choose a region to view Weekly Bar Chart

Range Map

Large map

Media

Top video

View all