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Tahiti Swiftlet
05 39 036 Aerodramus leucophaeus leucophaeus
Aerodramus leucophaeus leucophaeus
Information
Common Name Polynesian Swiftlet
Range Society Islands in French Polynesia, where it occurs on Tahiti and Moorea.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Class Aves
Order Apodiformes
Family Apodidae
Genus Aerodramus
Species Aerodramus leucophaeus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Tahiti swiftlet or Polynesian swiftlet (Aerodramus leucophaeus), is a species of swift in the Apodidae family. It is endemic to the Society Islands in French Polynesia, where it occurs on Tahiti and Moorea. It prefers wet, rocky and forested valleys at high elevations, and nests either in shallow depressions with overhanging rocks, coastal cliffs or caves.

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