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Atiu Swiftlet
05 39 035 Aerodramus sawtelli
Information
Range Atiu in the Cook Island.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Class Aves
Order Apodiformes
Family Apodidae
Genus Aerodramus
Species Aerodramus sawtelli
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The Atiu swiftlet (Aerodramus sawtelli), is a species of swift in the Apodidae family. It is endemic to Atiu in the Cook Island.

This small, dark swift measures 10 cm (3.9 in) long. It is sooty-brown above, slightly lighter below.

Its natural habitats are the island's fernlands and mixed horticultural areas over which it feeds, and in makatea limestone caves within which it nests. The species is known on Atiu as kopeka.

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