Species Details

@Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);

Himalayan Swiftlet Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Aerodramus brevirostris
Family : Apodidae
Order : Apodiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Edible Nest Swiftlet
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Himalayan Swiftlet is a small long-winged brownish-black bird with a square-ended or notched tail (adult bird length approximately 14 cm, weight 12.5 g, wing 12.5 cm, bill 1 cm, tarsus 1 cm, tail 5.2 cm). It is glossy brown-black above. Its tail is slightly notched. It feeds on flying insects.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Viral joshi(www.xeno-canto.org/Viral joshi), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.