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Hemiprocnidae - treeswifts

Crested TreeswiftThe Hemiprocnidae family includes the treeswifts. Treeswifts spend much of their time in flight. They are insectivores and catch their prey in the air. Treeswifts are found in forested areas and woodlands.

Treeswifts have crests on their heads and, unlike the swifts, they can perch. They have long, pointed wings and long, forked tails. Both the male and the female build the nest. The female lays one egg.

There are four species in this family. Treeswifts are found in Asia, the Asian Pacific Islands, and Australia.

 

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
Status taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status, or there is no status data for the species.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

None   None

Species Around the World

Location Key
Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North/Central America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH Species

Whiskered Treeswift - Hemiprocne comata Least Concern Asia
Crested Treeswift - Hemiprocne coronata Least Concern Asia
  Gray-rumped Treeswift - Hemiprocne longipennis Least Concern Asia
Moustached Treeswift - Hemiprocne mystacea Least Concern Asia Australia

Additional Information

Resource Key
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Crested Treeswift - Hemiprocne coronata Photos Video Least Concern Asia
The crested treeswift is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Gray-rumped Treeswift - Hemiprocne longipennis Photos Video Least Concern Asia
The gray-rumped treeswift is found in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Moustached Treeswift - Hemiprocne mystacea Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The moustached treeswift is found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Whiskered Treeswift - Hemiprocne comata Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The whiskered treeswift is found in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, and Thailand.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No