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Black-nest swiftlet

In Thai: นกแอ่นรังดำ, nok aen rang dam

Binomial name: Aerodramus maximus, Allan Octavian Hume, 1878

The black-nest swiftlet (Aerodramus maximus) is a species of swift in the family Apodidae.

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

It is one of the main sources of edible nests for bird's nest soup.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Apodiformes
Family
Apodidae
Genus
Aerodramus
Species
Aerodramus maximus

Common names

  • Thai: นกแอ่นรังดำ, nok aen rang dam

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Range Map

Distribution map of Black-nest swiftlet, Aerodramus maximus in Thailand
Range map of Aerodramus maximus in Thailand