Treeswifts (Hemiprocnidae)

Moustached Treeswift (Hemiprocne mystacea) - HBW 5, p. 465

French: Hémiprocné à moustaches German: Bartbaumsegler Spanish: Vencejo Arborícola Bigotudo
Other common names: Whiskered Treeswift(!)

Taxonomy: Cypselus mystaceus Lesson, 1827, Dorey, Vogelkop, Irian Jaya.
Six subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • confirmata Stresemann, 1914 - Moluccas (excluding Kai and Sula groups) to Aru Is.
  • mystacea (Lesson, 1827) - New Guinea mainland; islands of Geelvink Bay and W Papuan Is.
  • aeroplanes Stresemann, 1921 - Bismarck Archipelago (excluding Admiralty Is and Feni Is).

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  • confirmata Stresemann, 1914 - Moluccas (excluding Kai and Sula groups) to Aru Is.
  • mystacea (Lesson, 1827) - New Guinea mainland; islands of Geelvink Bay and W Papuan Is.
  • aeroplanes Stresemann, 1921 - Bismarck Archipelago (excluding Admiralty Is and Feni Is).
  • macrura Salomonsen, 1983 - Admiralty Is.
  • woodfordiana (Hartert, 1896) - Feni Is and most of Solomon Is (including Bougainville).
  • carbonaria Salomonsen, 1983 - Bauro I (Solomons).