Species of Thailand

Black-nest swiftlet

Aerodramus maximus, Allan Octavian Hume, 1878

(In Thai: นกแอ่นรังดำ)

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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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกแอ่นรังดำ

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (ONEP)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BCST)

Photos

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Range Map

Distribution map of Black-nest swiftlet, Aerodramus maximus in Thailand
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khura Buri District, Phang Nga
  • Ko Chang District, Trat
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Phuket District, Phuket
  • Ngao Waterfall National Park
  • Phi Phi Islands
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Yan Ta Khao District, Trang
Range map of Aerodramus maximus in Thailand