French: Salangane pygmée German: Zwergsalangane Spanish: Salangana chica
Callocalia [sic] troglodytes
G. R. Gray, 1845,
Philippines, including Palawan (but not Sulu Archipelago).
9 cm; 5·2 g. Tiny swiftlet with square tail; black upperparts with neat, well-defined white rump band; mottled underparts with brown throat, whitish belly and dark... read more
Short throaty “chrip” calls have been recorded away from nesting caves. Uses echolocation inside... read more
A lowland species, most frequently encountered over forest and inland water.
Food and feeding
Typically forages in small groups.
Season on Mindanao, May and Jul; on Bohol, Apr; Negros, Apr; Luzon, young in nest in Sept. Half-cupped, self-supporting, bracket-shaped... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to common. Recently recorded as common in Rajah Sikatuna National Park, Bohol. Commonly represented in collections of... read more
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