Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Swifts :: Uniform Swiftlet

Uniform Swiftlet Aerodramus vanikorensis

Described by: Quoy; Gaimard (1830)
Alternate common name(s): Lowland Swiftlet, Grey Swiftlet, Gray Swiftlet, Vanikoro Swiftlet, Island Swiftlet, Gray Swiftlet, Grey Swiftlet
Old scientific name(s): Collocalia vanikorensis


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Philippines, Sulawesi, Moluccas, New Guinea to islands of the sw. Pacific Ocean;
Fragmented Island distribution;
(1) Philippines (Batan Is., Luzon, Marinduque, Cagayancillo, Mindoro, Cebu, Bohol, Dinagat and Mindanao). Is. off the e. coast of Borneo.
(2) C. and se. Sulawesi and Muna Is.
(3) S. Sulawesi.
(4) S. Moluccas (Seram, Ambon, Banda, Gorong, Tayandu and and Kai Is.).
(5) N. Moluccas (Morotai and Halmahera Is.) and Waigeo Is.
(6) Biak Is. and Numfor Is. Misool Is.
(7) Aru Is., New Guinea, D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Goodenough and Fergusson Is.) and ne. Australia (Cape York Peninsula, Queensland). Kai Is.
(8) Louisiade Archipelago (Tagula Is.), Trobriand Is. and Woodlark Is.
(9) Admiralty Is. (Manus, Rambutyo and Los Negros) and St. Matthias Is.
(10) Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain, New Ireland, Dyaul Is. and New Hanover).
(11) Lihir, Feni, Tabar, Nuguria and Hibermian Is. e. of New Ireland.
(12) Solomon Is.
(13) Santa Cruz Is. (Duff and Swallow Is.), Vanuatu and New Caledonia.
Birds of Yamdena in Tanimbar Is. have not yet been assigned to race and may constitute an as yet undescribed race.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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