French: Salangane de la Sonde German: Moosnestsalangane Spanish: Salangana de la Sonda
Subspecies and Distribution
A. s. natunae
(Stresemann, 1930) – N Borneo, Natuna Is and probably Sumatra.
A. s. maratua
(Riley, 1927) – Maratua I, off E Borneo; one old record from SW Philippines (Basilan).
A. s. aerophilus
(Oberholser, 1912) – islands off W Sumatra, including Nias.
A. s. salangana
(Streubel, 1848) – Java.
11·7–12 cm; 11·3 g. Medium-sized swiftlet with shallow tail-fork; uniform black-brown upperparts; uniform pale brown underparts. Race natunae... read more
Echolocating abilities have been confirmed for races salangana and natunae.
Feeds over variety of habitats adjacent to breeding caves. Apparently feeds at lower levels and... read more
Food and feeding
At Niah, Sarawak, 22 families and subfamilies of insects taken, certain beetles and swarming ants and termites predominating. Highly... read more
Certain active colony studied Mar, Padang Highlands, Sumatra, and further probable record of active colony in limestone cave with A.... read more
Presumed resident. Single record from Philippines (Basilan, Feb 1906) suggests some degree of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Believed to be uncommon on Java, though identification problems may disguise true status there (and potentially elsewhere, see... read more
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