Aerodramus manuoi   (Steadman)

Mangaia Swiftlet
(Aerodramus manuoi)

syn. Collocalia manuoi (Steadman)


Cook Islands: Mangaia

local name: -

size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

The Mangaia Swiftlet was described in the year 2002 on the basis of subfossil bones, that were found on the island of Mangaia.

The species was closely allied with the still living 'Atiu Swiftlet (Aerodramus sawtelli (Holyoak)) from the islnd of 'Atiu, the neighbouring island of Mangaia, but was probably slightly larger than this species.


- David Steadman: A new species of swiftlet (Aves: Apodidae) from the late Quaternary of Mangaia, Cook Islands, Oceania. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(2): 326331. 2002