French: Salangane des Carolines German: Karolinensalangane Spanish: Salangana de las Carolinas
Other common names:
Kosrae, Caroline Islands
Subspecies and Distribution
A. i. rukensis
(Nagamichi Kuroda, 1915) – Chuuk (C Caroline Is).
A. i. ponapensis
(Mayr, 1935) – Pohnpei (E Caroline Is).
A. i. inquietus
(Kittlitz, 1858) – Kosrae (E Caroline Is).
11 cm. Small swiftlet with moderately forked tail, shallower than in A. pelewensis; underparts uniformly dark grey-brown. Race ponapensis has black-brown... read more
Calls include several throaty, hoarse or hissing notes such as “cheeee”, “trrrt” or a bisyllabic “... read more
Occurs over both open and forested habitats.
Food and feeding
Virtually nothing known; assumed to be similar to congeners.
Active colony with eggs in various stages of incubation Kosrae, mid-May; eggs collected Jokaz, Apr, May and Aug, during 1958 and 1959; eggs... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in East Caroline Islands EBA. Common to abundant. Population estimates of 27,900 birds on Kosrae, 29,800 on Pohnpei... read more
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