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With 13 to 14cm a large Swiftlet, endemic to Java.
Accepted as full species by Clements and Sibley and Monroe. Howard and Moore treat it as a subspecies of Himalayan Swiftlet. Has also been treated as subspecies of Black-nest Swiftlet.
Found in the mountains and highlands of Java, especially rims of volcanic craters.
Feeds on insects, taken in flight. Foraging in groups.
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