1613. CoIIocalia franeica germaini

(1613) Collocalla francica germaini Oust.
The Malay Grey-rumped Swiftlet.
Collocalia francica germaini, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd. ed. vol. iv, p. 351.
This Swiftlet has a wide range, being found from the islands off Mergui, North Malay Peninsula and South-West Siam to Cochin China and the Philippines. It was first found on Condore Island.
So far as I know the nests and eggs of this bird have only been taken by J. P. Cook, Hopwood and Mackenzie, who found them breeding in caves in cliffs, the one in an island off Mergui in April and the other near Tavoy on the 15th May.
The only nests I have seen of this race, perhaps second nests., are very bulky, being composed almost entirely of small black feathers and scraps of straw all massed together with saliva. Just next to the rocks to which they were attached the saliva shows fairly pure and white, elsewhere it shows in the usual strings, but black and dirty. They are the usual half-cups or saucers in shape, one measuring 3.1/8 inch longest diameter, 1.3/4 across the shorter and about I inch in depth. The colonies seen by Cook and Mackenzie were both small.
I have only four eggs, which average 20.4 x 14.05 mm. Two eggs are short broad ovals, 19.0 x 14.2 and 19.3 x 14.0 mm. ; the other two long ovals, 21.0 x 14.0 and 22.1 x 14.0 mm

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1613. CoIIocalia franeica germaini
Spp Author: 
Oust.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1613
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
473
Common name: 
Malay Grey Rumped Swietlet
M_ID: 
7587
M_CN: 
Germain's Swiftlet
M_SN: 
Aerodramus germani
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14769

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