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With 11cm a medium-sized Swiftlet.
Forms a superspecies with Philippine Swiftlet, Moluccan Swiftlet, Mountain Swiftlet and White-rumped Swiftlet and is considered to be conspecific with the last one by some authors, by others believed to be conspecific with Uniform Swiftlet. Also placed in composite species Aerodramus francicus (Grey-rumped Swiftlet, now only Mascarene Swiftlet).
Like other Aerodramus Swiftles this species is often placed in Collocalia.
Usually over dry savanna but also seen over rainforest margin.
Takes insects in flight.
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