French: Hémiprocné longipenne German: Haubenbaumsegler Spanish: Vencejo arborícola culigrís
Subspecies and Distribution
H. l. harterti
Stresemann, 1913 – S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and SW Thailand S & E to Sumatra, Borneo and intervening islands, and Sulu Archipelago (E to Tawitawi).
H. l. perlonga
(Richmond, 1903) – W Sumatran islands from Simeulue S to Enggano.
H. l. longipennis
(Rafinesque, 1802) – Sunda Strait (Panaitan I) through Java to Lombok, and Kangean Is (E Java Sea).
H. l. wallacii
(Gould, 1859) – Sulawesi, including S and E satellites, and Sula Is.
21–25 cm; 42·8 g (one harterti). Dark forehead-crest. Male has ear-coverts rufous, rest of face black, with no white striping; greenish grey from lower... read more
Gives shrill wader- or tern-like calls both on perch and in flight (sometimes most excitedly, even... read more
Groves of large trees and edge and canopy breaks of more continuous semi-evergreen and evergreen... read more
Food and feeding
Flying arthropods; prey selection hardly known, but regularly attends swarms of alate termites and, in Borneo, recorded taking bees from... read more
In N Hemisphere, laying season overall Feb–Aug/Sept (chick records in Oct in Peninsular Malaysia), peaking in Mar–Jun, but also... read more
Breeds over its whole altitudinal range, with probably no more than post-breeding local dispersive... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). More or less common through most of its range, and under no serious threat overall. As with H. coronata, preference for... read more
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