Whiskered treeswift

The whiskered treeswift (Hemiprocne comata) is a species of bird in the family Hemiprocnidae. It is the smallest of 4 species in genus Hemiprocne[2] and is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.[3]

Whiskered treeswift
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Hemiprocnidae
Genus: Hemiprocne
H. comata
Binomial name
Hemiprocne comata
(Temminck, 1824)

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical mangrove forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.


medium, unique white elongated 'whiskers' above and below eye, shaggy crest, deeply forked tail, sexes similar. male lores black; 2 elongated white 'whiskers,' 1 above eye from forehead extending past nape; ear chestnut; rest of head and throat, tail, upper and underwing coverts, and primaries dark metallic blue; each secondary has a large white spot on inner web; back to uppertail coverts, breast and upper belly bronze olive; lower belly and undertail coverts white. female lacks chestnut ear. imm plumage not known. bill black; eye dark brown; legs purplish brown.



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  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Hemiprocne comata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22686900A93130401. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22686900A93130401.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ National Geographic complete birds of the world. Harris, Tim (Ornithologist), National Geographic Society (U.S.). Washington, D.C.: National Geographic. 2009. ISBN 978-1-4262-0403-6. OCLC 244055602.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ "Hemiprocne comata (Temminck, 1824)". www.gbif.org. Retrieved 2020-05-02.