French: Hémiprocné coiffé German: Ohrenbaumsegler Spanish: Vencejo arborícola chico
Subspecies and Distribution
H. c. comata
(Temminck, 1824) – S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and peninsular Thailand S to Sumatra (including W Sumatran islands) and Borneo and intervening islands.
H. c. major
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1895) – Philippines, including Sulu Archipelago, but excluding Palawan.
15–17 cm; two males 21–21·7 g, two females 20·2–26 g (major). Only slightly crested. Widely sympatric with H. longipennis,... read more
Vocalizations not unlike those of H. longipennis, but shrill chatters are less piercing,... read more
Small cover breaks and the main canopy of evergreen forest inland, and locally also of tall, mature... read more
Food and feeding
Small flying arthropods, but diet not analysed. Compared with typical behaviour of co-occurring H. longipennis, forages from... read more
Over most of range lays Feb–Aug (latest fledglings in early Oct); the few Philippine records, dated only May. Nesting dispersed and... read more
Sedentary; breeding pairs are believed to remain in their nesting territory throughout the year. read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Reported as common in most parts of range; very few recent records from Singapore. More local in Philippines, though observed at most... read more
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