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(Redirected from Aerodramus germanus)
Alternative names: German's Swiftlet; Oustalet's Swiftlet
Length 12cm - a medium-sized Swiftlet
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Found in South-east Asia. Along the coastline from Hainan (China) south over Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand to the Malay Peninsula. Also on N Borneo and the S Philippines (mainly Palawan).
Like other Aerodramus Swiftles this species is often placed in Collocalia.
Recorded over a wide variety of habitats, forests, clearings, coast, lowlands and mountains.
Feeds on insects, taken in flight. Gregarious and often foraging in big flocks together with other Swiftlets and Swallows.
Breeding season differs through range, but mainly from September to April. Nests in caves in big colonies, often together with Mossy-nest Swiftlet, Glossy Swiftlet and Black-nest Swiftlet. Also frequently recorded breeding in villages and towns. The nest is made purely out of saliva and looks whitish. Capable of echolocation. Lays two eggs. The nests are collected in some caves for the famous Chinese Swallow nest soup.
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