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Philippine Swiftlet Aerodramus mearnsi  
Philippine Swiftlet
Photographer : © Yann Muzika
Location :Camiguin Sur, Philippines
Date : 12 August 2016
English synonyms:Philippine Grey Swiftlet, Mearns's Swiftlet, Brown-rumped Swiftlet
Bird Family :Apodidae - Swifts, Swiftlets & Needletails
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :We visited a location at the edge of the forest (elevation circa 550m) twice in the early morning, and on both days a flock of about 20 birds could be observed feeding high, sometimes coming down as low as around the crown of the largest trees. As the sun rose the flock would move higher and disappear. - YM
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to the Philippines.
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