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Birds

Crested
Treeswift

Least Concern

Decreasing

Crested Treeswift

Hemiprocne coronata

The crested treeswift is a large slender bird at 23 cm (9 in) length. This species is dove grey above and white below. The long swept-back wings are a darker grey above. This treeswift has a crest and a long, deeply forked tail. The adult male has orange sides to its face. Young birds have a dark grey head and wings, but the rest of the soft plumage is much streakier than that of the adults. The call of this species is a harsh kee-kyew.

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Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    ચોટલીયો અબાબીલ
  • Malayalam:
    കൊമ്പൻ ശരപ്പക്ഷി
  • Marathi:
    शेंडी पाकोळी, तुरेबाज झाडपाकोळी
  • Nepali:
    जुरे गौंथली
  • Tamil:
    கொண்டை உழவாரன்
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Taxanomy

CAPRIMULGIFORMES
HEMIPROCNIDAE
Hemiprocne coronata

Quick Facts
  • Unlike the true swifts, these readily rest on high bare tree branches.
Crested Treeswift

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