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Grey Swiftlet [incl. perplexus]

Aerodramus amelis [incl. perplexus] (= Aerodramus amelis) (Oberholser, HC 1906)

The Ameline swiftlet, also known as the grey swiftlet, is usually considered a subspecies of the uniform swiftlet, although some taxonomists consider it a distinct species. It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Despite some fears around conservation, the species remains a Least-concern species. Source: Wikipedia

  Aerodramus amelis

Original description

  (Oberholser, HC 1906)

   Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 58 p.180,193

  Collocalia unicolor amelis


Avibase identifiers

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  TSN: 693266

Geographic range:

  • Aerodramus fuciphagus perplexus: Maratua Archipelago (off e Borneo)
  • Aerodramus amelis: Philippines (Luzon, Mindoro, Cebu, Bohol and Mindanao)
Grey Swiftlet [incl. perplexus]
Salangane grise [incl. perplexus]

Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Grey Swiftlet [incl. perplexus] ( Aerodramus amelis [incl. perplexus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Grey Swiftlet [incl. perplexus] ( Aerodramus amelis [incl. perplexus])
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Philippine Swiftlet ( Aerodramus amelis)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Philippine Swiftlet ( Aerodramus amelis)

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Aerodramus [inexpectatus, germani, amelis, pelewensis, bartschi, perplexus, dammermani, micans]

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English: Grey Swiftlet [incl. perplexus], Philippine Swiftlet
French: Salangane grise, Salangane grise [incl. perplexus]
Scientific: Aerodramus amelis, Aerodramus amelis [incl. perplexus]

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