The following Swifts and Swiftlets occur naturally in the Philippines:
Asian Palm Swift (Cypsiurus balasiensis) - Common resident breeder. Occurs in open country and cultivation. Strongly associated with Oil Palms.
Black-nest Swiftlet (Collocalia maxima)
Brown-backed Needletails (Hirundapus giganteus),
German's Swiftlet (Collocalia germani or Aerodramus germani)
Glossy Swiftlet (Collocalia esculenta)
Grey-rumped Treeswift (Hemiprocne longipennis)
Palawan Swiftlet (Collocalia palawanensis) - Endemic forest bird
Philippine Needletail / Swift (Mearnsia picina) - subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests
Philippine Swiftlet (Aerodramus mearnsi) - Endemic
Purple Needletail - Swift - (Hirundapus celebensis) - Range: Northeastern Sulawesi through the Philippine islands of Luzon, Mindoro, Marinduque, Catanduanes, Calayan, Panay, Negros, Cebu, Leyte, Biliran, Mindanao and Basilan
Pygmy Swiftlet (Collocalia troglodytes) - Endemic
Uniform Swiftlet (Aerodramus vanikorensis)
Whiskered Treeswift (Hemiprocne comata)
Whitehead's Swiftlet (Collocalia whiteheadi) - Endemic
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