Grey-rumped Treeswift (Hemiprocne longipennis) - HBW 5, p. 465
French: Hémiprocné longipenne
Spanish: Vencejo Arborícola Culigrís
Other common names: Crested Treeswift(!)
Taxonomy: Hirundo longipennis Rafinesque, 1802, Java.
Forms a superspecies with H. coronata, with which formerly sometimes treated as conspecific. Several races have been described, but most nowadays considered invalid, e.g. ocyptera (Nias I), thoa (Batu Is, Pagi Is, Enggano I) and anochra (Natuna Is). Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- harterti Stresemann, 1913 - S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and SW Thailand S & E to Sumatra, Borneo and intervening islands, and Sulu Archipelago E to Tawitawi (Philippines).
- perlonga (Richmond, 1903) - W Sumatran islands from Simeulue to Enggano.
- longipennis (Rafinesque, 1802) - Sunda Strait (Panaitan I) through Java to Lombok, and Kangean Is (E Java Sea).
- wallacii (Gould, 1859) - Sulawesi, including S and E satellites, and Sula group (W Moluccas).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
A bird in a tree, scratching its head, raising the crest and, finally, flying away Locality Tangkoko National Park, North Sulawesi, Sulawesi (ssp wallacii)
Josep del Hoyo 9 August 2007 5 years ago 33 sec 4.8
A female on a branch, showing its crest Locality Teluk Terima, Bali (Indonesia) (ssp longipennis)
Philip Griffin 9 September 2005 7 years ago 23 sec 4.7
A female perched on a branch Locality Teluk Terima, Bali (Indonesia) (ssp longipennis)
Philip Griffin 9 September 2005 7 years ago 34 sec 4.6
A bird in a tree, looking around and preening Locality Tangkoko National Park, North Sulawesi, Sulawesi (ssp wallacii)
Josep del Hoyo 9 August 2007 5 years ago 31 sec 4.3
Preening male Locality Bali Barat (West Bali) National Park, Bali (Indonesia) (ssp longipennis)
mark sutton 24 June 2009 4 years ago 20 sec 4
two perched on distant horizontal branch Locality Peninsular Malaysia (ssp harterti)
Martin Kennewell 3 August 2013 18 weeks ago 28 sec 3
A flying bird.
Locality Central Java Province, Java (Indonesia) (ssp longipennis)
mehdhalaouate 29 December 2007 3 years ago 4
Perched on powerline near main road.
Locality Keningau, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (ssp harterti)
Jason Anderson 6 June 2013 16 weeks ago 3.3
A male bird perching with a female hatching nearby (not shown)
Locality Thale Ban National Park, Southern Thailand, Thailand
Tanakorn Chantasuban 20 February 2011 2 years ago 3.1
A bird in flight.
Locality Kutai National Park, East Kalimantan Province, Kalimantan (Indonesia), Borneo (ssp harterti)
Carmelo López 22 October 2012 51 weeks ago 3
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