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A small, polytypic Swiftlet of several islands in the South Pacific. Very similar to Australian Swiftlet, but no range overlap.
Islands in the South Pacific, west of New Guinea: Bismarck Archipelago, New Ireland, New Britain, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa.
Forms a superspecies with Philippine Swiftlet, Moluccan Swiftlet, Mountain Swiftlet and Australian Swiftlet. The last three have been considered to be conspecific with this species. Also placed in composite species Aerodramus francicus (Grey-rumped Swiftlet, now only Mascarene Swiftlet).
Found over a wide range of habitats, from lowlands up to highlands and montane forests.
Feeds insects, taken in flight. Often foraging in big groups, sometimes with other Swiftlets and Swifts.
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