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Giant Swiftlet
05 38 014 Hydrochous gigas
Information
Common Name Waterfall Swift
Range Indonesia and Malaysia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Class Aves
Order Apodiformes
Family Apodidae
Genus Hydrochous
Species Hydrochous gigas
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Giant swiftlet (Hydrochous gigas), also known as the waterfall swift, is a species of swift in the Apodidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Hydrochous. It is found in Indonesia and Malaysia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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