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Glossy Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta affinis   - Adult on nest
Glossy Swiftlet
Photographer : © Niranjan Sant
Location :near Bamboo Flats, South Andaman, Andaman Islands, India
Date : 16 January 2012
English synonyms:White-bellied Swiftlet (affinis), Beavan's Swiftlet, Grey-rumped Swiftlet (septentrionalis and marginata), Gray-rumped Swiftlet (septentrionalis and marginata), Philippine Swiftlet
Bird Family :Apodidae - Swifts, Swiftlets & Needletails
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :These Glossy Swiftlets were nesting in large numbers [~100 pairs] inside a half constructed building. - NS
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