Collocalia spodiopygius

Collocalia spodiopygius

white-rumped swiftlet

(White-rumped swiftlet)

FAMILY

Apodidae

Species

Collocalia spodiopygius

Common name(s)

White-rumped swiftlet, grey-rumped swiftlet

Main colour

Grey-brown

Distinctive feature

Dark grey-brown with black glossy wings and tail, size 11-12 cm

Campus

Cairns

Description

This bird can easily be recognised in flight by the narrow, curved wings that are swept back. Upperparts are variable shades of grey with black on wings and tail. The tail has a shallow notch at the tip, legs and feet black, eyes black, bill black. Breed in caves and rocky hollows. Photograph courtesy of Ian Montgomery, www.birdway.com.au