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Collocalia sumbawae


8-9 cm.

  • mantle and wings dark with blue-green gloss
  • throat medium dusky grey
  • underparts from chest to undertail coverts white
  • tail black with white spots (often not visible)


Western Lesser Sundas, Indonesia.


Formerly included in Glossy Swiftlet. Reference [2] notes that the two subspecies are deeply divergent and suggests elevation of sumbae as "Sumba Swiftlet".


Clements recognises the following subspecies:

  • C. s. sumbawae: Western Lesser Sundas (Sumbawa; population on Flores and Besar possibly also this subspecies)
  • C. s. sumbae: Western Lesser Sundas (Sumba)







  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Eaton, JA, B van Balen, NW Brickle, FE Rheindt 2021. Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago (Greater Sundas and Wallacea), Second Edition. Lynx Editions. ISBN978-84-16728-44-2

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