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Germain's Swiftlet Aerodramus germani germani   - In flight from below
Germain's Swiftlet
Photographer : © Christopher Adler
Location :Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
Date : 6 August 2016
English synonyms:German's Swiftlet, Thunberg's Swiftlet, Oustalet's Swiftlet, Edible-nest Swiftlet, Pale-rumped Swiftlet
Bird Family :Apodidae - Swifts, Swiftlets & Needletails
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Flock of about 50 swiftlets roosting in downtown Georgetown and foraging over the UNESCO World Heritage area of the city daily. - CA
Taxonomic Notes :Formerly considered conspecific with Edible-nest Swiftlet Aerodramus fuciphagus.
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