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Black-nest swiftlet

Thai: นกแอ่นรังดำ, nok aen rang dam

Binomial name: Aerodramus maximus, Allan Octavian Hume, 1878

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

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

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

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)

Black-nest swiftlet

Black-nest swiftlet

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

Range map of Aerodramus maximus in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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