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Whiskered Treeswift

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;[[:Category:Hemiprocne|Hemiprocne]] comata ;[[:Category:Hemiprocne|Hemiprocne]] comata
[[Image:Whiskered_Treeswift.jpg|thumb|450px|right|Photo by Romy Ocon<br />Photo taken: Mt. Palay-palay, Cavite, Philippines.]] [[Image:Whiskered_Treeswift.jpg|thumb|450px|right|Photo by Romy Ocon<br />Photo taken: Mt. Palay-palay, Cavite, Philippines.]]
-==Description== 
==Identification== ==Identification==
-==Distribution & Taxonomy==+With 16cm the smallest of the four Treeswifts.
 +* Dark bronze body, dark blue wings
 +* Slightly crested
 +* Bold white supercilium from forehead to hindnape
 +* Second parallel white stripe from chin to neck
 +* Head otherwise glossy black with dark chestnut ear-coverts in male
 +* Female with blue-green ear-coverts
 +* Juveniles are finely barred brown, grey, tawny and white and are perfectly camouflaged, looking like a branch
 +==Distribution==
 +Southeast [[Asia]]. Malay Pensinsula, [[Sumatra]], [[Borneo]] and the [[Philippines]]. Still common in most of its range and not globally threatened.
 +==Taxonomy==
 +Two subspecies recognized:
 +* ''H.c. comata'' on [[Sumatra]], the Malay Peninsula and [[Borneo]]
 +* ''H.c. major'' on the [[Philippines]]
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
 +Evergreen forest, locally also found in mature mangroves. From the plains up to ca. 1000m. Tends to prefer original forest.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
 +Feeds on insects. Forages like other Treeswifts from perches. Usually not seen much above canopy height.<br>
 +Breeds from February to August. Breeds solitary in a half-saucer of saliva with feathers. Lays 1 egg.<br>
 +Resident. Birds are believed to stay in there breeding territory all year.
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Hemiprocne+comata}} {{GSearch|Hemiprocne+comata}}
*[http://www.orientalbirdimages.org/birdimages.php?action=birdspecies&Bird_ID=544&Bird_Image_ID=1599&Bird_Family_ID=82 View more images of this species on Orientalbirdimages] *[http://www.orientalbirdimages.org/birdimages.php?action=birdspecies&Bird_ID=544&Bird_Image_ID=1599&Bird_Family_ID=82 View more images of this species on Orientalbirdimages]
[[Category:Birds]][[Category:Hemiprocne]] [[Category:Birds]][[Category:Hemiprocne]]

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Hemiprocne comata
Photo by Romy OconPhoto taken: Mt. Palay-palay, Cavite, Philippines.
Photo by Romy Ocon
Photo taken: Mt. Palay-palay, Cavite, Philippines.

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[edit] Identification

With 16cm the smallest of the four Treeswifts.

  • Dark bronze body, dark blue wings
  • Slightly crested
  • Bold white supercilium from forehead to hindnape
  • Second parallel white stripe from chin to neck
  • Head otherwise glossy black with dark chestnut ear-coverts in male
  • Female with blue-green ear-coverts
  • Juveniles are finely barred brown, grey, tawny and white and are perfectly camouflaged, looking like a branch

[edit] Distribution

Southeast Asia. Malay Pensinsula, Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines. Still common in most of its range and not globally threatened.

[edit] Taxonomy

Two subspecies recognized:

[edit] Habitat

Evergreen forest, locally also found in mature mangroves. From the plains up to ca. 1000m. Tends to prefer original forest.

[edit] Behaviour

Feeds on insects. Forages like other Treeswifts from perches. Usually not seen much above canopy height.
Breeds from February to August. Breeds solitary in a half-saucer of saliva with feathers. Lays 1 egg.
Resident. Birds are believed to stay in there breeding territory all year.

[edit] External Links

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