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Gomantong Cave, Borneo


Make Nikon D1X
Lens Nikkor AF VR 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6D   at 180 mm
Exposure 1/45, f/5.6, ISO not available
Image size 600 x 400 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Apodiformes   Family  Apodidae

Deutsch  Schwarznestsalangane Dutch  Zwart-nestsalangaan
Italian  Salangana nidonero Spanish  Salangana Nidonegro


Swiftlets usually rest by clinging to cliffs and use echolocation in the dark caves with a loud rattle call. They are not fast nor high fliers.


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Black-nest Swiftlet
Aerodramus maximus
Salangane nid noir

Jean-Michel PAULUS