Atiu Swiftlet 
Scientific Name:
Collocalia sawtelli
Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:
Aerodramus sawtelli, Sawtell's Swiftlet
Status/Date Listed as Endangered:
VU-IUCN: 2008
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Cook Islands

Facts Summary:
The Atiu Swiftlet (Collocalia sawtelli) is a species of concern belonging in the species group "birds" and found in the following area(s): Cook Islands. This species is also known by the following name(s): Aerodramus sawtelli, Sawtell's Swiftlet.

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