Order Caprimulgiformes

Family Hemiprocnidae

Treeswifts
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General
  • Small to large branch-perching swifts, partly glossy, with long wingtips that fold scissor-like across deeply forked tail; two species with erectile forehead-crest, others with facial plumes.
  • Oriental Region E to Solomon Is.
  • Deciduous savanna woodland to evergreen rainforest.
  • 15-31 cm.
  • 1 genus, 4 species, 13 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Wells, D. (2017). Treeswifts (Hemiprocnidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52267 on 21 February 2017).