|Common Name||Kinabalu 'Linchi' Swiftlet|
|Range||northern mountains of the island of Borneo.|
The Bornean swiftlet (Collocalia dodgei), also referred to as the Kinabalu 'linchi' swiftlet, is a species of small swift in the Apodidae family. It is endemic to the northern mountains of the island of Borneo. It has variously been considered a subspecies of the glossy swiftlet or the cave swiftlet, and in 2008 was split from the latter (Collocalia linchi) as a full species Collocalia dodgei.
At about 10 cm in length it is a tiny swiftlet with relatively short wings and a square tail. Mainly glossy dark grey to black in color, it has a white belly. Compared with the glossy swiftlet, which also occurs within its range, it is slightly smaller, with a greenish, rather than bluish, gloss to the feathers, and with no white tail spots; nor does it have feathered hind toes.
Distribution and Habitat
It is seen mainly around the massif of Mount Kinabalu, though there is a record from the Maligan Range of south-central Sabah. It has been found nesting on a hut at 2370 m above sea level on Kinabalu.