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Ameline Swiftlet Aerodramus amelis amelis   - In flight from below
Ameline Swiftlet
Photographer : © Paul French
Location :Mount Mantiquil, Negros, Philippines
Date : 13 December 2013
English synonyms:Grey Swiftlet (amelis), Gray Swiftlet (amelis), Philippine Swiftlet (amelis), Palawan Swiftlet (palawanensis)
Bird Family :Apodidae - Swifts, Swiftlets & Needletails
Red Data Status :Not Evaluated
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Formerly considered conspecific with Uniform Swiftlet Aerodramus vanikorensis.
Two subspecies:
amelis in the Philippines (except Palawan) and islands of northern Borneo.
palawanensis on Palawan.

Note that the taxon palawanensis is sometimes treated as a full species Palawan Swiftlet Aerodramus palawanensis.

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