Species Details

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Crested Treeswift Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Hemiprocne coronata
Family : Hemiprocnidae
Order : Apodiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Crested Swift
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Crested Treeswift is a small, sleek long-winged bird with a prominent crest (adult bird length approximately 23 cm, wing 15 cm, bill 1.2 cm, tarsus 0.8 cm, tail 12.2 cm). The male looks blue-grey from above and pale grey from below. It has a prominent dark green-blue crest above the bill, dull orange ear-coverts, glossy blue-black wings and a long forked tail. It usually breeds in December-July.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Thimindu Goonatillake(www.inaturalist.org/people/Thimindu Goonatillake),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.