Glossy Swiftlet

(Collocalia esculenta)


Projects: Faunal Surveys, Behavior

Selected papers:
Price, J. J., K. P. Johnson and D. H. Clayton. 2004. The evolution of echolocation in swiftlets. J. Avian Biology 35:135-143.  PDF

Tompkins, D. M. and D. H. Clayton. 1999. Hostresources govern the specificity of swiftlet lice: Size matters. Journal of Animal Ecology 68:489-500. PDF

Lee, P. L. M., D. H. Clayton, R. Griffiths and R. D. M. Page. 1996. Does behaviour reflect phylogeny in cave swiftlets (Aves, Apodidae)? A test using relationships inferred from cytochrome-B mtDNA sequences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 93:7091-7096.   PDF

Price, J.J., K.P. Johnson, S.E. Bush and D.H. Clayton. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of the Papuan Swiftlet Aerodramus papuensis and implications for the evolution of avian echolocation. Ibis 147:790-796. PDF